Parashah Scavenger Hunt שְׁאֵלוֹת הַשָּׁבוּעַ

Welcome to Devash's Parashah Scavenger Hunt for Parashat Vayikra!

Aliyah 1 (Vayikra 1:1-13)
  • Which letter is written smaller than all the others in our parashah?
  • When sacrificing an עֹלָה (olah), what is the final step before the animal is slaughtered?
Aliyah 2 (Vayikra 1:14-2:6)
  • What spice is part of a מִנְחַת סֹלֶת (minhat solet, grain offering made of pure flour)?
  • Part of a מִנְחָה (minhah) gets burnt on the altar. Who eats the rest of it?
Aliyah 3 (Vayikra 2:7-16)
  • Which two things are we told can’t be offered on the מִזְבֵּחַ (mizbei’ah, altar)?
  • What minhah ingredient is connected to a בְּרִית (brit, covenant)?
Aliyah 4 (Vayikra 3:1-17)
  • Which two parts of an animal are we never allowed to eat?
Aliyah 5 (Vayikra 4:1-26)
  • If the כֹּהֵן גָּדוֹל (kohen gadol, High Priest) has to bring a חַטָּאת (hattat, sin offering), what does he do with the blood before placing it on the מִזְבַּח הַקְטֹרֶת (mizbah ha-ketoret, golden altar)?
  • If all of Benei Yisrael makes a mistake, and they bring a communal sacrifice, who does סְמִיכָה (semikhah, placing their hands) on the animal?
  • What two types of birds could sometimes be offered if a person couldn’t afford to bring a sheep?
  • When sacrificing an אָשָׁם (asham), why would someone offer birds instead of a sheep?
Aliyah 7 (Vayikra 5:11-26)
  • When a robber pays someone back for the thing that was stolen, how much extra must be paid?
  • Is someone swears falsely about something they owe, how much extra must be paid?
Look anywhere in the parashah to find the answer to these questions!
  • How many general categories of sacrifices are there in this parashah? What are they?
  • Do you bring a regular hattat sacrifice if you commit a sin on purpose?
  • How many times is it stated in our parashah that God spoke to Moshe?
  • What kind of sacrifice involves קְמִיצָה (kemitzah, clenching a fistful)?
From the Haftarah (Yeshayahu 43:21-44:23)
  • Have Benei Yisrael been bringing sacrifices to God?
Scroll down to see the answers!
Aliyah 1
  • The first aleph (1:1)
  • The person bringing the קָרְבָּן (korban, sacrifice) would place their hands on the animal’s head (this is called סְמִיכָה [semikhah]) (1:4)
Aliyah 2
  • לְבֹנָה (levonah, frankincense) (2:1)
  • Aharon and his sons, aka the כֹּהֲנִים (kohanim, priests) (2:3)
Aliyah 3
  • שְׂאֹר (se’or, something leavened) and דְּבַשׁ (devash, honey) (2:11)
  • Salt (2:13)
Aliyah 4
  1. The blood and the חֵלֶב (heilev, a kind of fat) (3:17)
Aliyah 5
  • He flicks seven drops onto the פָּרֹכֶת (parokhet, curtain) (4:6)
  • The elders of the community (4:15)
Aliyah 6
  • Turtledoves and pigeons (5:7)
  • If the person can’t afford a sheep (5:7)
Aliyah 7
  • The value of the stolen thing, plus one-fifth (5:24)
  • The value of the stolen thing, plus one-fifth (5:24)
From Anywhere in the parashah
  • There are 5: עֹלָה (olah; ch. 1), מִנְחָה (minhah; ch.2), שְׁלָמִים (shelamim; ch. 3), חַטָּאת (hattat; 4:1-5:13), אָשָׁם (asham; 5:14-26)
  • No, only if you do something בִּשְׁגָגָה (bishgagah, by mistake; 4:2, 13, 22, 27); but there is an אָשָׁם (asham) that is brought if you refuse to testify on purpose (5:1)
  • 4 (1:1, 4:1, 5:14, 5:20)
  • A מִנְחָה (minhah) (2:2)