Parashah Scavenger Hunt שְׁאֵלוֹת הַשָּׁבוּעַ

Welcome to Devash's Parashah Scavenger Hunt for Parashat Yitro!
Aliyah 1 (Shemot 18:1-12)
  • What was the name of Moshe’s second son?
  • Who makes a בְּרָכָה (berakhah, blessing)?
Aliyah 2 (Shemot 18:13-23)
  • Yitro says to choose leaders who hate something. What?
  • What is described as “not good?”
Aliyah 3 (Shemot 18:24-27)
  • Moshe, following Yitro’s advice, creates four different sizes of groups of people. What are they?
  • What does Yitro do after Moshe takes his advice?
Aliyah 4 (Shemot 19:1-6)
  • God’s carrying of the people is described in connection with what kind of animal?
  • Who is called a treasure?
Aliyah 5 (Shemot 19:7-19)
  • What is the people’s one-word answer when they hear God’s plan for them?
  • What had to be cleaned?
Aliyah 6 (Shemot 19:20-20:14)
  • How many times does the Hebrew word לֹא (lo, don’t) appear in the Ten Commandments?
  • What do your animals have to do?
Aliyah 7 (Shemot 20:15-23)
  • What tool are you not allowed to use to build a מִזְבֵּחַ (mizbei’ah, altar)?
Look anywhere in the parashah to find the answer to these questions!
  • Which mitzvah in our parashah is connected to living a long life?
  • A word connected to Rosh Hashanah appears three times in the parashah. Where?
  • What religious role, mostly associated until now in the Torah with Egypt and Midian, apparently also exists among Benei Yisrael?
  • Of all the עֲשֶׂרֶת הַדִּבְּרוֹת (Aseret Ha-Dibrot, Ten Commandments), which one gets the most detail about who must observe it?
  • Which of the Aseret Ha-Dibrot seems to be telling people how to feel (or how not to feel)?
From the Haftarah (Yeshayahu 6:1-13 for Sefardim and 6:1 to 7:6, 9:5-6 for Ashkenazim)
  • Yeshayahu describes seeing some amazing angels called Seraphim. How many wings does each one have, and what are the wings used for?
Scroll down to see the answers!
Aliyah 1
Aliyah 2
  • בֶּצָע (betza, using power to steal things—for grammatical reasons, it appears in this verse as בָצַע/vatza) (Shemot 18:21)
  • The way Moshe was judging all of Benei Yisrael himself (18:17)
Aliyah 3
  • 1000s, 100s, 50s, and 10s (Shemot 18:25)
  • Returns home (18:27)
Aliyah 4
  • נְשָׁרִים (nesharim, eagles) (Shemot 19:4)
  • The people of Israel (19:5)
Aliyah 5
  • נַעֲשֶׂה (na’aseh, we will do it!) (Shemot 19:8)
  • The people’s clothes (19:10)
Aliyah 6
Aliyah 7
From anywhere in the parashah
  • Honoring parents (Shemot 20:12)
  • שׁופָר (shofar) (Shemot 19:16, 19:19, 20:15)
  • כֹּהָנִים (kohanim, priests)—and it is unclear in our parashah who exactly they are! (Shemot 19:22, 19:24—and see 19:6)
  • The fourth, Shabbat (20:10)
  • The tenth, the mitzvah not to be envious/not to covet (20:14)
  • Each of the Seraphim has six wings: two to cover its face, two to cover its legs, and two to use for flying (Yeshayahu 6:2)