Thursday, November 30, 2006

In-Class Assignment for 12/1

Follow the following link and answer the questions below (Ms. Harris should have them printed out for you as well): http://www.tanach.org/bamidbar/balak/balaks2.htm

Almost forgot: you guys can have an extension on the game project until Thurs.

Have a great Shabbat!


Which four prophets does Rabbi Leibtag refer to as “The Big Four”?

Explain the concept of “sine wave” of בית ראשון.

Which period of time saw the first “high” of the sine wave?

What event precipitated the first “low”?

According to Rabbi Leibtag, during the low, “ . . . not only did __________________ and __________________ suffer, so too did the _______________ ________ of the people.”

Who were the prophets during the second low?

Why does Rabbi Leibtag refer to the thirds “high” as “The Big Opportunity”?

Who were the kings during the time of “The Big Opportunity”?

Who were the prophets during the time of “The Big Opportunity”? [HINT: see question #1.]

What did Hashem do during this time to make sure that the opportunity was not wasted?

What happened (i.e. did they use or did they waste the opportunity)?

What message did both ישעיה and מיכה have for בני ישראל at this time?

Compare that message to that of עמוס:

According to the article, what was/were the primary sin(s) that led to מיכה’s prophecies of impending doom?

What did the people themselves think of their actions?

What misconception did the people have about sacrifices?

Was מיכה opposed to sacrifices in principle or was he opposed to how the people brought them?

What is the connection between this section of מיכה and בלעם?

Translate the following פסוק:
"הִגִּיד לְךָ אָדָם מַה טּוֹב וּמָה ה' דּוֹרֵשׁ מִמְּךָ כִּי אִם עֲשׂוֹת מִשְׁפָּט וְאַהֲבַת חֶסֶד וְהַצְנֵעַ לֶכֶת עִם א-ֱלֹהֶיךָ"

4 Comments:

Anonymous Suz said...

thanks so much rabbi!!!

December 01, 2006 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Rabbi Krestt for extending the deadline of the game project! Very much appreciated by the seniors!
- Rebecca

December 01, 2006 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you repost this/ was my comment removed?

I did this assignment BEFORE there were questions attached. This is not fair.

Debbie

December 03, 2006 10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attempting to make a real comment here....
Quote:
"Do we pray for the Bet HaMikdash to be rebuilt so that we gain yet another avenue for 'instant spirituality?' Are we looking for the 'easy life?' Or are we looking for an avenue to perfect a relationship built on solid pillars of "tzedek u'mishpat?"

I think there are people on both sides of the spectrum. One one hand there are people who need God to have some form of tangibility, because they find praying towards a city, and to a wooden closet to be difficult. On the other hand, there are those who would use korbanot to enchance thier relationship with God.

Nevertheless, in all liklihood Korbanot would probably not be detrimental to Judaism. (not going into wether meat/vegtable korbanot should be given. After all, if the only way a person can connect to God is Korbanot, at least they are making the connection.

Debbie K

December 15, 2006 4:00 PM  

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