The Chumash Questions

A workbook for the weekly sedra based on the commentary of Rashi; includes holiday questions.

Rabbi Dovid Wichnin

This is a re-publication of Rabbi Wichnin's Chumash Questions book, first edition of which, published in 1995, is long since out of print.

On behalf of the copyright holders, Rabbi Nachmon Dov Wichnin re-licensed the book, making it available to be widely distributed, printed, copied and used.

People who made this publication possible are listed in the Acknowledgements.

The book - in multiple formats - is hosted at http://chumashquestions.org.

The source is hosted at https://github.com/chumashquestions/book.

Corrections, additions and suggestions are welcome at mailto:dub@chumashquestions.org.

“The Chumash Questions” by Wichnin family is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


Dedication

This publication is dedicated to the Lubavitcher Rebbe to whom the author, Rabbi Dovid Wichnin, was mekushar with every fiber of his being and whose shlichus he carried out with the utmost devotion.

Acknowledgements

Second Edition

Nina Dubinsky originated the idea to republish the book, and scanned a copy of the original edition provided by Dovid Malenkovich. Michael Partensky and Isaac Mushinsky encouraged the project.

Avrohom Hillel Weissman made available, from his personal archives, questions on Parshas Yisro, Mishpatim, Pinchas, Shoftim and Vayikra that were missing from the original edition of the book, as well as questions on Parshas Bereishis that were included with some copies of the book. Michael Partensky transcribed these additions.

Aryeh Leyb Dubinsky converted the content to DocBook. Menucha Rochel Dubinsky proofread the material.

First Edition

The inspiration and continued support for this project has come from: Mr. and Mrs. Yosef Chaim Lester.

Managing editor Pessy Leah Lester.

Typing Devorah Hott.

Copy editing, design, typesetting Yael Resnick.

Editorial consultant Rabbi Zalman Wilschanski.

Consultants Rabbi Zalman Dubinsky, Rabbi Yeheskel Lebovic, Rabbi Avraham Lipskier, Yisroel Noach Wichnin.

Photo courtesy of Albie Rosenhaus.

Cover design Yael Resnick.

Special thanks to: Sara Arno, Rus Devorah Burdman.

This publication has been made possible in great measure by a generous donation from Aaron Mayer and Shifra Gellman and family.

Table of Contents

Rabbi Dovid Wichnin 1938-1995
Foreword
Introduction
Notes
1. Chumash Bereishis
Bereishis
Noach
Lech Lecha
Vayeira
Chayei Sara
Toldos
Vayeitzei
Vayishlach
Vayeishev
Miketz
Vayigash
Vayechi
2. Chumash Shemos
Shemos
Va’eira
Bo
Beshalach
Yisro
Mishpatim
Terumah
Tetzaveh
Ki Sissa
Vayakhel
Pekudei
3. Chumash Vayikra
Vayikra
Tzav
Shemini
Tazria
Metzorah
Acharei
Kedoshim
Emor
Behar
Bechukosai
4. Chumash Bamidbar
Bamidbar
Noso
Behaaloscha
Shelach
Korach
Chukas
Balak
Pinchas
Matos
Masei
5. Chumash Devarim
Devarim
Vo’eschanan
Eikev
Re’eh
Shoftim
Ki Seitzei
Ki Savo
Nitzavim
Veyeilech
6. Holiday Questions
Rosh HaShonoh
Yom Kippur
Sukkos
Chanukah
Yud Shevat and Tu b'Shevat
Purim
Pesach
Sefiras Ha'Omer
Shavuos
The ‘Nine Days’
Tisha B’Av