Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20)
1:2 What does taking the census have to do with the laws of Kashrut?
Why was there a census taken on the 1st of Iyyar instead of on the 1st of Nissan when the Tabernacle was erected?
What can we learn from the counting of the Jewish people?
Why were they counted by family?
What does “according to their father’s house” teach us?
How was the head count taken?
Why is the word legulotam (according to head count) used in connection with the general census but not used for the counting of the tribe of Levi (3:15)?
1:3 What is the minimum age to join the army?
1:4 Why is the word ish (man) repeated at the beginning of the verse and mentioned only once at the end of the verse?
The word hu (he shall be) seems superfluous. Why is it there?
Which prince does this verse refer to?
1:16 Why is the word ker'ei (summoned) written here with a yud while it is not in 16:2 referring to Korach's contingent?
1:18 How did they establish their genealogy?
1:29,31 Why did Yissacher have, in round thousands, 54,000 and Zevulan, 57,000?
1:44, 46 Why does each verse mention the countings?
1:49 Why was the tribe of Levi not counted?
1:50 The first word in the verse is heimah . Why isn't it just heim ?
1.51 For what offense is an alien put to death?
How shall the alien be put to death?
1:53 What does this verse mean?
2:2 What were the formations and how did they originate?
What is the connection between the fathers and the banners?
2:34 What was the common denominator in each group?
3:1,2 The verses only list the four sons of Aaron. Why do they refer to the generations of Aaron and Moses ?
3:4 What does this verse have to do with 25:11 relating to Pinchas being referred to as the son of Elazar and of Aaron?
Why is the singular vayamat (and he died) instead of vayamatu (and they died)?
3:15 Rashi writes that after one month he is numbered to be called a keeper of the Sanctuary . How can a one-month old be a keeper of the Sanctuary ?
3:39 Why was the tribe of Levi the smallest tribe?