Questions for the Week of Parshas Eikev
Food For Thought
How is one to mix hot water and cold in order to wash ones hands or face?
If a gentile heated water on Shabbos for an ill person, may someone else wash with that water?
Is one permitted to take a cold shower on Shabbos?
What is the halacha with regards to using a hot water bottle on Shabbos?
Answers coming next week.
Vort on the Parsha
The Possuk teaches us that we must walk in the ways of Hashem (10:12). The gemora says that this means that a person must acquire Hashems superior traits, just as He is merciful, so you too must be merciful. Just as He gives without demanding payment so you too must. Just as He is Holy, so you too must be Holy.
R Yitzchak of Volozin asked that one of Hashems attributes is that He is the G-d of Vengeance, so why should you not follow suit?
He answers that the Yerushalmi says that Hashem says that He controls vengeance and vengeance does not control Him. This is a trait that only Hashem is able to control, whereas man is incapable of controlling vengeance and therefore it is not possible for man to follow Hashems trait of being the G-d of vengeance. 
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