This week’s Torah reading comes to us in the form of a poem that Moshe composed for Bnei Yisrael.
1. What is special about this week’s portion?
The format of the text is a poem.
2. How does Moshe refer to God?
A rock (32:4)
3. Is Bnei Yisrael portrayed in a positive light?
No. Moshe refers to them as a dull and witless people (32:6)
4. What have they done to incur Moshe’s anger?
Bnei Yisrael worshipped other Gods. (32:17)
5. Who recited these words before Bnei Yisrael?
Both Moshe and Yehoshua (32:44)
6. Where does Moshe go after he speaks to Bnei Yisrael?
Moshe goes up to the top of Abarim to Mount Nebo. (32:49)
7. Where did Aaron die and where will Moshe die?
Aaron died on Mount Hor and Moshe will die on Mount Nebo. (32:50).
8. Why can’t Moshe enter into the land of Israel?
Moshe lost faith in God. (32:51)
9. Where did Moshe sin?
By the waters of Meribath-kadesh. (32:51)
10. What final act of kindness does God extend to Moshe?
Moshe can see the land of Israel from a distance. (32:52)