Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
1) The Gemara quotes three Pesukim: 1. "va'Asher ha'Rei'osi" (Michah); 2. "Hinei ka'Chomer be'Yad ha'Yotzer" (Yirmiyah); 3. "va'Hasirosi es Leiv ha'Even mi'Besarchem, ve'Nasati Lecha Leiv Basar" (Yechezkel).
(a) What do these Pesukim all have in common, and what does the Gemara comment on this?2)
(a) What is the sequence of the Pesukim in Shemos ...3) One interpretation of the Pasuk in Shemos "va'Yechal Moshe", is that Moshe prayed until he prevailed upon Hashem to relent.1. ... "Lech Reid, Ki Shiches Amcha"?(b) What is the Gemara's parable of a King, his son and his friend?
(a) What will it mean if it is from the same root as "Lo *Yacheil* Devaro" (Bamidbar)?"va'Yechal" could also mean 'brought into effect' - like 'Chalos' - meaning that Moshe brought into effect the Midas ha'Rachamim.
(c) What would it mean if it stemmed from the Lashon of either 'Chulin' or 'Achilu'?4)
(a) What did Moshe mean when he said "Asher Nishba'ata Lahem *Bach*"?When Moshe said "va'Tedaber Aleihem, Arbeh es Zar'achem, ke'Chochvei ha'Shamayim", he was obviously quoting Hashem's words back to Him. But the following words: "ve'Chol ha'Aretz ha'Zos Asher Amarti, Etein le'Zar'achem" etc., appear to be his own speech.
(b) How can we ascribe these words to Moshe, considering that he said "Asher Amar*ti*" and not "Asher Amar*ta*"?"Mibilti Yecholes Hashem".
(c) What do we derive from the female connotation of the word 'Yecholes' (when it should have said 'Yachol'?5) What do we learn from the opening Pesukim in va'Eschanan: "va'Eschanan El Hashem" ... "Hashem Elokim, Ata Hachilosa le'Har'os es Avdecha, es Godlecha" etc. ... "E'ebrah Na ve'Er'eh" etc.?
(a) What do we learn from the Pesukim in Devarim "Al Tosef Daber Eilai Od" ... "Alei Rosh ha'Pisgah"?7) We learn from a Pasuk in Eichah that, since the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash, the gates of Tefilah remain closed.
(a) Which gates remain open, even nowadays?8)
(a) If we learn from Moshe that a long Tefilah never goes unanswered, then how will we interpret Rebbi Yochanan's statement 'Kol ha'Ma'arich bi'Tefilaso, u'Me'ayein Bah, Sof Ba li'Yedei Ke'eiv Lev'?9)
(a) What is meant by the double expression in the Pasuk in Yeshayah "va'Tomer Tziyon Azavani Hashem, va'Hashem Shecheichani"?10) What do we learn from the Pesukim in Tehilim ...
(a) ... "Ashrei Yoshvei Veisecha"?11)
(a) For which sort of King should one not stop the Amidah to reply to his greeting?