~ Find the two pieces of this midrash. Do you think they work together well?
~ What is the message of the first part?
~ What is the message of the second part?
~ When does this midrash take place, in the story of creation?
~ How is Moses being punished because of the Human's sin? Why do you think the midrash singles Moses out?
~ What is the pun on which the beginning of this midrash is based?
~ Can you find two different moments in this text?
~ What are the messages that you can find in this midrash?
~ Find the four voices in this midrash.
~ What is the question that this midrash is trying to address? [scan chapter 1 regarding how God's name is stated]
~ What are the messages given, after the solution of the first question?
~ What are the movements in this midrash? How well do they work together?
~ What are the functions of the human being in this midrash? Why was human created?
~ What is "merit" in this midrash?