Questions Edit

Here are a few of the questions that the Rabbis raised about this Torah reading:

  • Was the land of Israel apportioned according to those who came out of Egypt or according to those who went into the land of Israel?[1]
  • Who qualified for sanctuary in a city of refuge?[2]
  • What were the procedures for admission to a city of refuge?[3]
  • What does the story of Zelophehad’s daughters teach us about the laws of inheritance?[4]
  • What were Zelophehad’s daughters like?[5]

Notes Edit

  1. Babylonian Talmud Bava Batra 117a–b.
  2. Mishnah Makkot 2:1; Babylonian Talmud Makkot 7a–b.
  3. Mishnah Makkot 2:6; Babylonian Talmud Makkot 9b–11b.
  4. Mishnah Bava Batra 8:1–8; Tosefta Bava Batra 7:1–18; Babylonian Talmud Bava Batra 108a–39b.
  5. Babylonian Talmud Bava Batra 119b–20a.