Parashah Scavenger Hunt שְׁאֵלוֹת הַשָּׁבוּעַ

Welcome to Devash's Parashah Scavenger Hunt for Parashat Ki Tissa!
  • Who was Aholiav’s father?
  • What sins in this aliyah get punished with כָּרֵת (karet, being “cut off” from the nation)?
  • What was the name of the tent that Moshe pitched outside of the camp?
  • What special beverage did Benei Yisrael drink?
Aliyah 3 (Shemot 33:12-16)
  • Two two-letter Hebrew words appear twice in the same verse. What are they?
  • Can you find three appearances of words connected to the word פָּנִים (panim, face)?
Aliyah 4 (Shemot 33:17-23)
  • What was Moshe not allowed to see?
Aliyah 5 (Shemot 34:1-9)
  • When Moshe went back up the mountain, what was not allowed to be on it?
  • Who did Moshe take with him when he went back up הַר סִינַי (Har Sinai, Mount Sinai)?
Aliyah 6 (Shemot 34:10-26)
  • In what liquid are you not allowed to cook a kid (the animal!)?
  • What holiday is connected to the wheat harvest?
Aliyah 7 (34:27-35)
  • What did Moshe wear on his face after he came down from the mountain? Why?
  • What did Moshe not know?
Look anywhere in the parashah to find the answer to these questions!
  • What two things in our parashah are you not allowed to make for your own use?
  • For the first and the second sets of לֻחוֹת (luhot, tablets): who wrote the words on the luhot? Who carved them?
  • There is a group of six nations mentioned twice in our parashah. Can you name them all?
  • Who describes Benei Yisrael as a stiff-necked people?
  • Which pesukim in our parashah remind you of Elul and the יָמִים נוֹרָאִים (Yamim Noraim, High Holidays)?
From the Haftarah
(Melakhim Alef 18:1-39 for Ashkenazim and 18:20-39 for Sefardim)
  • How many stones did Eliyahu use to build his מִזְבֵּחַ (mizbe’ah, altar)? Why?
Scroll down to see the answers!
Aliyah 1
  • Ahisamakh (31:6)
  • Making שֶׁמֶן הַמִּשְׁחָה (shemen ha-mish’hah, annointing oil) for personal use (30:33), making קְטֹרֶת הַסַּמִּים (ketoret ha-sammim, incense) for personal use (30:38), violating Shabbat (31:14)
Aliyah 2
  • אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד (Ohel Moed, the Tent of Meeting) (33:7)
  • Water mixed with the powder of the ground-up עֵגֶל (eigel, calf) (32:20)
Aliyah 3
  • נָא (na, please) and חֵן (hein, grace) (33:13)
  • פָּנַי (panai, My face), פָּנֶיךָ (panekha, Your face), פְּנֵי (peney, the face of) (33:14,15,16)
Aliyah 4
Aliyah 5
  • People or animals (34:3)
  • Nobody! (34:3)
Aliyah 6
Aliyah 7
  • מַסְוֶה (masveh, a veil), because his face shone (34:30, 33)
  • That his face was glowing (34:29)
From anywhere in the parashah
  • שֶׁמֶן הַמִּשְׁחָה (shemen ha-mishha, the anointing oil) and קְטֹרֶת (ketoret, incense) (30:33, 38)
  • God wrote the words both times; God made the first לֻחוֹת (luhot, tablets) and Moshe carved the second ones (32:16, 34:1)
  • הַכְּנַעֲנִי הָאֱמֹרִי וְהַחִתִּי וְהַפְּרִזִּי הַחִוִּי וְהַיְבוּסִי (Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizites, Hivites, Jebusites) (33:2, 34:11)
  • God (32:9, 33:3, 33:5) and Moshe (34:9)
  • 34:6-7, which contain the י”ג מִדּוֹת הָרַחֲמִים (yud gimmel middot ha-rahamim, God’s 13 attributes of mercy) that we say in Selihot prayers