Parashah Scavenger Hunt שְׁאֵלוֹת הַשָּׁבוּעַ

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

Aliyah 1 (Vayikra 6:1-11)
  • What did the כֹּהֵן (kohen, priest) have to do right before taking the דֶּשֶׁן (deshen, ashes) out of the camp?
  • Which two words in this aliyah make you think of Pesah?
  • If you cooked a חַטָּאת (hattat, sin offering) in a clay pot, what would you have to do to the pot?
  • What type of pot could be cleaned and reused after it was used for a חַטָּאת (hattat, sin offering)?
Aliyah 3 (Vayikra 7:11-38)
  • If you were bringing a שְׁלָמִים (shelamim) as a נֶדֶר or נְדָבָה (neder or nedavah, freewill sacrifice)—not as a תּוֹדָה (todah, thanksgiving sacrifice)—how many days did you have to eat the meat?
  • Which parts of a שְׁלָמִים (shelamim) sacrifice went to the כֹּהֲנִים (kohanim, priests)?
Aliyah 4 (Vayikra 8:1-13)
  • How many times did Moshe sprinkle oil on the מִזְבֵּחַ (mizbei’ah, altar)?
  • Where did Moshe pour שֶׁמֶן הַמִּשְׁחָה (shemen ha-mish’hah, the annointing oil)?
Aliyah 5 (Vayikra 8:14-21)
  • What happened to the skin and meat of the bull brought as part of the מִלּוּאִים (milluim, inauguration)?
Aliyah 6 (Vayikra 8:22-29)
  • On what body parts did Moshe place the blood of the second ram?
  • What was Moshe’s portion of the ram that was offered as part of the מִלּוּאִים (milluim, inauguration)?
Aliyah 7 (Vayikra 8:30-36)
  • How long did Aharon and his sons have to stay in the אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד (ohel mo’ed, tent of meeting)?
  • What were Aharon and his sons told to do with any leftover meat and bread?
Look anywhere in the parashah to find the answer to these questions!
  • Can you name all the special pieces of clothing worn by Aharon in our parashah?
  • How many times does the phrase קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים (kodesh kodashim, holy of holies) appear in our parashah?
  • What sins in the parashah are punishable by כָּרֵת (karet, being “cut off” from the nation)?
From the Haftarah for Shabbat Hagadol (Malakhi 3:4-3:24)
  • There will be a big and powerful judgment day, called the Day of God. Who will be sent just before this?
Scroll down to see the answers!
Aliyah 1
  • Change clothes (6:4)
  • מַצּוֹת (matzot, matzahs) and חָמֵץ (hametz) – these are what we eat on Pesah and what we don’t eat on Pesah (6:9,10)
Aliyah 2
Aliyah 3
  • The day it was offered and one more day (7:16)
  • The breast and the right thigh (7:31-34)
Aliyah 4
  • Seven (8:11)
  • Over everything in the mishkan (8:10) and on Aharon’s head (8:12)
Aliyah 5
  • It was burnt up outside the camp (8:17)
Aliyah 6
  • The right ears, thumbs, and big toes of the כֹּהֲנִים (kohanim, priests) (8:23-24)
  • The breast (8:29)
Aliyah 7
From Anywhere in the parashah
  • There are seven mentioned: כְּתֹנֶת (ketonet, tunic), אַבְנֵט (avnet, sash), מְעִיל (me’il, robe), אֵפוֹד (ephod, vest), חֹשֶׁן (hoshen, breastplate), מִצְנֶפֶת(mitznefet, cap), צִיץ (tzitz, headband) (8:7-9). He also wore an 8th piece of clothing: מִכְנָסַיִם (mikhnasayim, pants) (see Shemot 28:42-43).
  • Five (6:10, 6:18, 6:22, 7:1, 7:6)
  • Eating from a שְׁלָמִים (shelamim) when you are טָמֵא (tamei, impure) (7:20-21), eating חֵלֶב (heilev, a kind of fat) from a sacrifice (7:26), eating blood (7:27)