Lekh Lekha

In this weeks parasha, Abraham fulfills the missva of pidyon shebuiim (redeem a captive) by going to war against those Kings who took Lot. What do you think Abaraham would do if another Israeli is taken captive?

Questions on Noah

  1. Which particular sin sealed the fate of the flood generation?
  2. Why did Hashem tell Noach to build an ark, as opposed to saving him via some other method?
  3. The ark had three levels. What function did each level serve?
  4. What indication do we have that Noach was familiar with the Torah?
  5. Why did Hashem postpone bringing the flood for seven days?
  6. Why did the first water of the flood come down as light rain?
  7. What did people say that threatened Noach, and what did Hashem do to protect him?
  8. What grouping of creatures escaped the punishment of the flood?
  9. How deeply was the ark submerged in the water?
  10. What did the olive branch symbolize?