Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25

Deuteronomy chapter 7, verse 12 to chapter 11, verse 25

Torah For Today

(scenarios) What would you do?

  1. Your parents tell you that you are not allowed to go to the mall with your friends during the weekend.  There’s a special sale going on and you really want to go. What do you do?
  2. You’ve just gotten over a really serious illness and you didn’t go to school for a whole week. Your friends come by to keep you company. When you are feeling better, how do you thank them?


What Does This Parshah Mean to Me?

  1. Go to Deuteronomy chapter 11, verses 13 – 21.  Then go to a siddur and find where these verses are in the Shema prayer.
  2. What does verse 19 in chapter 11 refer to?
  3. What do the lines “bind them as a sign upon your hand, and let them be for frontlets between your eyes,..” in verse 18 mean?
  4. What does it mean to be blessed by God?
  5. This portion talks about all the hardships in the lives of the Israelites.  Do you think suffering can make you a better person?
  6. Ask your teacher to help you find the Birkat HaMazon — the blessing after meals.  What does it say?