## Space Under the Cart

In parsha Nasso (Bamidbar 7:3) the Nissim (tribal leaders) donated carts to carry the parts of the Mishkan.  The Gemara in Shabbos 98a discusses the definition of a public domain. The Gemara specifically addresses whether a roofed area can...

## A moment of anger

In parsha Balak (Bamidbar 22:6) we are told of how Balak hired Bilam to curse the Jews. How could a man like Bilam curse the Jews?  The Gemara explains that it was because Bilam knew the moment each day…..The Gemara...

## The Height of Lights

In parsha Beha’aloscha (Bamidbar 8:2) the Cohen is commaned to light the menorah in the temple.  Ramban explains that our lighting of the Chanaukah menorah is a continuation of this mitzvah.   Author: S. B. Schramm Math Level: Geometry Grade...

## City of Levites

The Torah gives instructions on how to construct the cities of the Levites. We need to give 1,000 amahs outside the city for open space (Bamidbar 35: 4).Then it states that we need to give 2,000 amahs outside the city...

## 42 Stops

During the 40 years in the wilderness the Jews stopped in 42 different locations. If the trips had been evenly distributed during the 40 years how many months apart would have been each of the trips? (Round the answer to...

## Proper Portioning of Pomegranates

When a farmer harvests his field he is required to give a portion of the harvest to the Cohen and Levi. (Bamidbar 18: 25-32) The Torah does not specify how much he has to give. The Rabbis decreed that...

## Soldier’s Donation to the Temple

When the Jewish people returned from the war with Midian they took a large amount of gold as spoils of war. There were a total of 12,000 soldiers who were each given an equal share of the gold. (Bamidbar...

## First Day of Succos

On the first day of Succos 13 bulls were brought with the Musaf Offering. On each following day they brought one less bull. Since this was Eretz Yisrael there were only 7 days of Succos. How many total bulls were...