Q: In this week’s parsha the Am Yisroel said “Naaseh v’nishma,” so it seems like they accepted the Torah willingly. So how do we understand the medrash that says Hashem held Har Sinai over the Jews like a barrel and threatened to drop it on them if they wouldn’t accept the Torah?
Q: I was listening to one of your lectures and you said that everything comes from Hashem; that Hashem is paying you back for something. And then you quoted the sages that the only thing that doesn’t come from Hashem is the common cold. Can you explain that?
Q: I’m bothered by the fact that we find that some Tanaaim who were very wealthy, like Rabbi Elazar ben Azarya and Rabban Gamliel and Rabbi Eliezer ben Hurkenus and some were very poor like Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananya, and they all were together – they knew each other. So why didn’t the wealthy ones give money to the poor ones…