Parashah Scavenger Hunt שְׁאֵלוֹת הַשָּׁבוּעַ

Welcome to Devash's Parashah Scavenger Hunt for Parashat VaYakhel!
Aliyah 1 (Shemot 35:1-20)
  • How many times does the word אֶת (et) or וְאֶת (v’et) appear in the first 20 verses of our parashah?
  • What specific activity is forbidden on Shabbat?
Aliyah 2 (Shemot 35:21-29)
  • What special job does the Torah say was done by women?
  • Who brought the precious stones for the אֵפוֹד (ephod) and the חֹשֶׁן (hoshen) that the כֹּהֵן גָּדוֹל (kohen gadol, high priest) wore?
  • Betzalel was the chief artist and architect of the mishkan. Who was his grandfather?
  • What two words are repeated twice in a row?
Aliyah 4 (Shemot 36:8-19)
  • What made the mishkan into one unified structure?
  • How many קְרָשִׁים (kerashim, planks) were made for the mishkan in total?
  • Who made the אָרֹן (aron, ark)?
Aliyah 6 (Shemot 37:17-29)
  • The description of the מְנוֹרָה (menorah) involves all the numbers from 1 to 7, except one number. Which is it?
Aliyah 7 (Shemot 38:1-20)
  • Was the מִזְבַּח הָעוֹלָה (mizbah ha-olah, altar for sacrifices) taller than it was wide, or wider than it was tall?
  • What was the כִּיּוֹר (kiyor, washbasin) made out of?
Look anywhere in the parashah to find the answer to these questions!
  • Which two names for Hebrew letters are used to describe parts of the mishkan?
  • Which items in the mishkan had poles for carrying them?
  • Which item does the Torah say Betzalel personally made himself?
  • What had a זֵר (zer, crown)?
From the Haftarah
Haftarah for Sefardim: Melakhim Alef 7:13-26
Haftarah for Ashkenazim (Shabbat Shekalim): Melakhim Bet 12:1-17
  • Haftarah for Sefardim: What did Hiram have?
  • Haftarah for Ashkenazim: What did the כֹּהֲנִים (kohanim, priests) fail to do?
Scroll down to see the answers!
Aliyah 1
  • 44!
  • Lighting a fire (35:3)
Aliyah 2
  • Spinning wool (35:25)
  • The נְּשִׂאִם (nesi’im, princes) of each tribe (35:27)
Aliyah 3
  • Hur (35:30)
  • בַּבֹּקֶר בַּבֹּקֶר (ba-boker ba-boker, morning after morning) (36:3) and אִישׁ אִישׁ (ish ish, person after person) (36:4)
Aliyah 4
  • The gold קְרָסִים (kerasim, clasps) that attached the יְרִיעוֹת (yeriot, strips of cloth) (36:13)
Aliyah 5
Aliyah 6
Aliyah 7
  • Wider than it was tall—5 אַמּוֹת(amot, cubits) wide and 3 amot tall (38:1)
  • Copper (38:8)
From anywhere in the parashah
  • וָו (vav, hook; 36:36, 38:10) and כָּף (kaf, ladle; 37:16)
  • אֲרוֹן (aron, ark), שֻׁלְחָן (shulhan, table), מִזְבַּח הַקְּטֹרֶת (mizbah ha-ketoret, incense altar), מִזְבַּח הָעֹלָה (mizbah ha-olah, altar for sacrifices) (35:12-16)
  • The aron (37:1)
  • The אָרֹן (aron, ark) (37:2), the שֻׁלְחָן (shulhan, table) (37:11), and the מִזְבַּח הַקְּטֹרֶת (mizbah ha-ketoret, incense altar) (37:26)