Parashah Scavenger Hunt שְׁאֵלוֹת הַשָּׁבוּעַ

Welcome to Devash's Parashah Scavenger Hunt for Parashat Tetzaveh!
  • How many names were on each of the stones on the shoulders of the ephod?
  • Who were Aharon’s sons?
Aliyah 2 (Shemot 28:13-30)
  • What was the first stone in the third row of the חֹשֶׁן (hoshen, breastplate)?
  • How many gold rings did the חֹשֶׁן (hoshen, breastplate) have?
Aliyah 3 (Shemot 28:31-42)
  • What words were written on the צִיץ (tzitz, the metal plate on Aharon’s forehead)?
  • What piece of clothing was made with extra care, so that it wouldn’t tear?
Aliyah 4 (Shemot 29:1-18)
  • Where was Moshe supposed to place the blood of the bull with his finger?
  • What kind of sacrifice was the bull?
Aliyah 5 (Shemot 29:19-37)
  • On which body parts of his sons did Aharon place the blood of the ram?
  • For how many days did the kohanim prepare to serve in the mishkan?
Aliyah 6 (Shemot 29:38-46)
  • How much wine was offered with the lamb of the עֹלַת הַתָּמִיד (olat ha-tamid, the daily sacrifice)?
  • Other than the lamb, what items were part of the קָרְבַּן תָּמִיד (korban tamid, daily sacrifice)?
Aliyah 7 (Shemot 30:1-10)
  • How tall was the מִזְבַּח הַקְּטֹרֶת (mizbah ha-ketoret, the golden altar used to burn incense)?
  • Which two consecutive words in this aliyah are almost exactly the same – just one letter different?
Look anywhere in the parashah to find the answer to these questions!
  • What three things in our parashah are described as being חֻקַּת עוֹלָם (hukkat olam, a rule for all time)?
  • What shape was the חֹשֶׁן (hoshen, breastplate)?
  • How many times does Moshe’s name appear in our parashah?
  • Which Jewish holiday gets mentioned in our parashah?
  • Which of Aharon’s garments had writing on them?
From the Haftarah
Haftarah for Zakhor: Shmuel Alef 15:1-34 for Sefaradim and 15:2-34 for Ashkenazim
  • Who took pity on the animals of Amalek? (Two possible answers!)
Scroll down to see the answers!
Aliyah 1
  • Six (28:10)
  • Nadav, Avihu, Elazar, Itamar (28:1)
Aliyah 2
  • לֶשֶׁם (leshem, sometimes called a jacinth in translation) (28:19)
  • Two (28:23)
Aliyah 3
  • קֹדֶש לַיהוה (kodesh Lashem, holy to God) (28:36)
  • The מְעִיל (me’il, robe) (28:32)
Aliyah 4
  • קַרְנוֹת הַמִּזְבֵּחַ (karnot ha-mizbei’ah, the corners of the altar) (29:12)
  • קָרְבַּן חַטָּאת (korban hattat, sin/purification offering) (29:14)
Aliyah 5
Aliyah 6
  • ¼ of a הִין (hin, this equals a bit more than a quart) (29:40)
  • Flour mixed with oil, and wine (29:40)
Aliyah 7
  • 2 אַמּוֹת (amot, this equals about 3 feet tall) (30:2)
  • לְבָתִּים לְבַדִּים (levatim levadim, as holders for the poles) (30:4)
From anywhere in the parashah
  • נֵר תָּמִיד (ner tamid, continuous flame; 27:20-21); בִּגְדֵּי כְּהוּנָּה (bigdei kehunah, the special clothes for the kohanim; 28:43); the priesthood of Aharon’s descendants (29:9)
  • Square (28:16)
  • Zero! This is the only parashah in the books of Shemot, Vayikra, or Bemidbar that doesn’t mention Moshe by name
  • Yom Kippur (30:10)
  • The stones of the אֵפוֹד (ephod, a kind of apron) (28:10), the stones of the חֹשֶׁן (hoshen, breastplate) (28:21), and the צִיץ (tzitz, headband) (28:36).
  • According to the narrator of the story, Shaul took pity (Shmuel Alef 15:9), but according to Shaul it was the entire nation that took pity (15:15)