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פרשת נח- Questions and Answers

Written by Shai Rose, 30/1/2020

Questions and answers for the Shabbos table:


1- What’s the 8th plague?

  • Locusts 

2- Once Pharoah refuses once again, what plague does God bring?

  • Darkness 

3- How many days did darkness last?

  • 7

4- Before the final plague comes about, what’s the first thing God commands the Jewish people to do?

(Hint: very first mitzvah in the Torah)

  • To set up a calendar based on the cycle of the moon 

5- What’s the next thing God commands the Jews to do?

(hint: Doorposts)

  • He commanded us to sacrifice a goat or lamb and put the blood on the doorpost 

6- What’s the reason for this?

  • When God goes to the Egyptian houses and kills all their firstborns, He’ll know which houses to skip over

7- What is the tenth and final plague?

  • Makas Bechorot (death of the firstborns)

8- What’s the exact date of this last plague?

  • 14th of Nissan

9- Why is Pharoah extra fearful and anxious about this plague?

  • He’s extra antsy because he’s a firstborn himself

10- Because of his fear, what does he finally do?

  • He finally let the Jewish people go

11- How long were the Jews enslaved in Egypt?

  • 210 years

12- Why do we eat Matzah on Pesach?

  • We way matzah because the Jews ran so fast out of Egypt that their dough didn’t rise and they ended up eating what we call Matzah 

13- What, then, does God tell Moshe about will happen every year thereafter?

  • All the Jews will have a seder where they tell over the story of יציאת מצרים. 

14- What’s the mitzvah God commands the Jews at the end of the Parsha?

(Hint: Shacharis)

  • The mitzvah of Tefillin 


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