Parashah Scavenger Hunt שְׁאֵלוֹת הַשָּׁבוּעַ

Welcome to Devash's Parashah Scavenger Hunt for Parashat Beshallah!
  • Which shortcut to אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל (Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel) did God not allow Benei Yisrael to take?
  • What promise is fulfilled in this aliyah?
Aliyah 2 (Shemot 14:9-14)
  • What do Benei Yisrael say there were plenty of in מִצְרַיִם (Mitzrayim, Egypt)?
  • According to Benei Yisrael, what is better than dying in the desert?
Aliyah 3 (Shemot 14:15-25)
  • From what direction did wind come to split the sea?
  • How long did it take for the wind to split the sea?
  • There are five words in a row in our parashah that begin with the letter aleph. What are they?
  • What did Moshe use to sweeten the water at Marah?
  • How many date-palm trees were there in Eilim?
  • The Hebrew word תְּלֻנָּה (telunah) means complaint, and it comes from the שֹׁרֶשׁ (shoresh, root) ל.ו.ן which means to grumble. In this aliyah, how many times do words related to this shoresh appear?
Aliyah 6 (Shemot 16:11-35)
  • What happened when people tried to save some of the מָן (mann) for the next morning?
  • What would happen to the מָן (mann, miraculous food) in the heat of the sun?
Aliyah 7 (Shemot 17:1-16)
  • What did Moshe have to do to ensure a victory over Amalek?
  • Where did Amalek fight a war against Benei Yisrael?
Look anywhere in the parashah to find the answer to these questions!
  • What two famous characters are introduced by name for the first time in our parashah?
  • What are the names of two places where Moshe helps to provide the people with water?
  • What verse in our parashah is out of chronological order?
  • Who is criticized for calling out to God?
  • Other than Benei Yisrael, what nations are mentioned in our parashah?
From the Haftarah (Shoftim 4:4-5:31 for Ashkenazim and 5:1-31 for Sefardim)
  • According to Devorah’s song, what was Sisera’s mother doing after Yael had killed him?
Scroll down to see the answers!
Aliyah 1
  • The road through the land of the פְּלִשְׁתִים (Pelishtim, Philistines; Shemot 13:17)
  • Benei Yisrael’s promise to take Yosef’s bones out of Mitzrayim (13:19)
Aliyah 2
Aliyah 3
Aliyah 4
  • אָמַר אֹויֵב אֶרְדֹּף אַשִּׂיג אֲחַלֵּק (amar oyev erdof asig ahalek; Shemot 15:9)
  • Wood (15:25)
Aliyah 5
Aliyah 6
  • It became full of worms and stank; Moshe got angry (Shemot 16:20)
  • It would melt (16:21)
Aliyah 7
From anywhere in the parashah
  • Looking through her window and asking what was taking Sisera so long to come home (Shoftim 5:28)