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Parashat Shmot - Questions

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Parashat Shmot - Questions
1. Why is it mentioned again that "Yosef was in Egypt"?
2. Why did Pharaoh command all the Hebrew male newborns be killed?
3. What was Yocheved and Miriam's reward for not obeying Pharaoh?
4. Why did Amram divorce Yocheved?
5. "And when she saw him that he was a goodly child" what was the sign that he was good?
6. Who were the two Hebrew men who were fighting?
7. Why did Moshe sit by the well?
8. Why was Yitro excommunicated?
9. Why did Moshe lead the flock to the desert?
10. Why did Moshe get leprosy?
11. How many days did it take G-d to "convince" Moshe to go to Pharaoh and why?
12. What was Moshe's punishment for not agreeing to go at first?
13. Why did Moshe go back to Yitro before leaving Midyan?
14. What was the Elderly sages' punishment for not following Moshe all the way to Pharaoh?

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Answers

1. It teaches us that even though he became king he did not change and was still as righteous as he was at his father's house.
2. Because he was told by his astrologists that a Hebrew male will be born that will save the Hebrews from the Egyptians.
3. They're descendants were Kings, Kohanim and Leviyim.
4. Because of Pharaoh's commandment to kill all the male newborns.
5. The house was filled with light.
6. Datan and Aviram.
7. He learned from Ya'akov who met Rachel by the well.
8. Because he refrained from idol worship.
9. He wanted to make sure he was not stealing from anyone.
10. Because he spoke Lashon Hara about Israel in saying that they will not believe him that he came to take them out of Egypt.
11. It took seven days because Moshe did not want to receive honor over his older brother Aharon.
12. He was punishe by the Kehunah being passed from him to Aharon.
13. He had to ask his permission to leave since he vowed to him that he will not leave without his permission.
14. They were not allowed to enter mount. Sinai.

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