Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rashi Questions for Shmini

According to Rashi...
1. Why did the initial sacrifices involve a calf?  (9:2)
2. With what Brachah did Aharon bless the people? (9:21 and 9:23)
3. Why did Nadav and Avihu die?  (10:2)
4. How did Moshe teach the Bnei Yisrael which animals were and were not kosher?  (11:2)
5. What kal vachomer is used to teach about non-kosher animals?  (11:8)
6. What kinds of birds are the kos and the yanshuf?  (11:17)
7. What does the Torah mean when it says that we must be able to distinguish between pure and impure?