Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rashi Questions for Mishpatim

According to Rashi...
1. When describing the manner in which Moshe was expected to teach us the Mishpatim, what metaphor does Rashi use?  (21:1)
2. What two ways could one Jew find himself in servitude of another? (21:2)
3. How does a burn differ than other injuries?  How does the court estimate payment for such injuries? (21:25)
4. According to Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakkai, why is the fine for sheep theft less than that of ox theft? (21:37)
5. What is the difference in the level of liability between someone who watches property for free verses one whom you pay? (22:9)
6. What is learned from the phrase, "to the poor person who is with you?" (22:24)
7. What is meant when it says that Moshe wrote down "all the words of Hashem?" (24:4)
8. Why did Yehoshua climb the mountain after Moshe? (24:13)