For the week ending 29 August 2020 / 9 Elul 5780
Parashat Ki Teitzei
- Why must a captured woman mourn her family for a month in her captor's house?
- What fraction of the inheritance does a first-born receive if he has: a) one brother, b) two brothers?
- What will become of a ben sorer u'moreh if his parents don't bring him to court?
- Why is it a degradation to G-d to hang a criminal's body on the gallows overnight?
- What do you do if you find a lost object that costs money to maintain?
- Why does the Torah forbid wearing the clothing of the opposite gender?
- Why does the Torah link the mitzvah of sending away the mother-bird with the mitzvah of making a railing on the roof of your house?
- When is it permitted to wear wool and linen?
- What three things happen to a man who falsely slanders his bride?
- Although the Egyptians enslaved the Jewish People, the Torah allows marriage with their third-generation converts. Why?
- Why is causing someone to sin worse than killing him?
- If one charges interest to his fellow Jew, how many commandments has he transgressed?
- What is the groom's special obligation to his bride during their first year together?
- When is a groom required to fight in a non-obligatory war?
- What type of object may one not take as collateral?
All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated.
- 21:13 - So her captor will find her unattractive.
- 21:17 - a) 2/3, b) 1/2
- 21:22 - He will eventually rob and kill to support his physical indulgences.
- 21:23 - Because humans are made in G-d's image; and because the Jewish People are G-d's children.
- 22:2 - Sell it and save the money for the owner.
- 22:5 - It leads to immorality.
- 22:8 - To teach that one mitzvah leads to another, and to prosperity.
- 22:12 - Wool tzitzit on a linen garment.
- 22:18 - He receives lashes, pays a fine of 100 silver selah, and may never divorce her against her will.
- 23:8 - Because they hosted Yaakov and his family during the famine.
- 23:9 - Murder takes away life in this world, while causing someone to sin takes away his life in the World to Come.
- 23:21 – Three: two negative commandments and a positive commandment.
- 24:5 - To gladden her.
- 24:5 - When he remarries his ex-wife.
- 24.6 - Utensils used to prepare food.