Parashah Scavenger Hunt שְׁאֵלוֹת הַשָּׁבוּעַ

Welcome to Devash's Parashah Scavenger Hunt for Parashat Shemini!
Aliyah 1 (Vayikra 9:1-16)
  • What word for a daily prayer appears in our parashah?
  • What letter in this aliyah is larger than the rest?
Aliyah 2 (Vayikra 9:17-23)
  • Can you find the name of a מַכָּה (makkah, plague) from Egypt in our parashah?
  • Who lifts their hands and blesses the people?
  • What rule did God give the כֹּהֲנִים (kohanim, priests) after Nadav and Avihu died?
  • How were Misha’el and Eltzafan related to Aharon?
Aliyah 4 (Vayikra 10:12-15)
  • What were the names of Aharon’s sons that stayed alive?
Aliyah 5 (Vayikra 10:16-20)
  • What didn’t Aharon do that Moshe told him to do?
Aliyah 6 (Vayikra 11:1-32)
  • In terms of kashrut, how is a חֲזִיר (hazir, pig) different from a גָּמָל (gamal, camel), a שָׁפָן (shafan, rock hyrax), and an אַרְנֶבֶת (arnevet, rabbit)?
  • If a שֶׁרֶץ (sheretz, creepy crawly creature) dies and falls on your clothing, how long do you stay טָמֵא (tamei, impure)?
Aliyah 7 (Vayikra 11:33-47)
  • If someone touched a נְבֵלָה (nevelah, kosher animal that died on its own) how long were they טָמֵא (tamei, impure)?
  • What type of sheretz can be eaten?
Look anywhere in the parashah to find the answer to these questions!
  • What 4-word phrase appears twice in the third aliyah?
  • How many types of birds are listed in our parashah as forbidden to eat?
  • What’s the difference in meaning between תִטַּמְּאוּ and תְטַמְּאוּ?
  • Who gets angry in this parashah?
  • What kind of divisions are emphasized in this parashah?
From the Haftarah (Shmuel Bet 6:1-19 for Sefaradim and 6:1-7:17 for Ashkenazim)
  • How does Uzza die?
Scroll down to see the answers!
Aliyah 1
  • מִנְחָה (minhah, a grain sacrifice and also the name for our afternoon prayer service) (9:4 and also 9:17, 10:12)
  • The letter ב (vet) in וַיִּקְרְבוּ (vayikrevu, they came close) (9:5)
Aliyah 2
  • דָּם (dam, blood) (9:18 and also 9:9, 9:12)—also later, in the 6th aliyah, אַרְבֶּה (arbeh, locusts) (11:22)
  • Aharon (9:22)
Aliyah 3
  • Don’t drink wine or other alcohol before entering the אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד (ohel mo’ed, tent of meeting) (9:9)
  • They were his cousins, the sons of Aharon’s uncle Uziel (10:4)
Aliyah 4
  • Elazar and Itamar (10:12)
Aliyah 5
  • Eat the חַטָּאת (hattat, sin offering), instead, he burned it (10:16-18)
Aliyah 6
  • It DOES have split hooves, but it DOESN’T chew its food more than once (11:4-7)
  • Until nightfall (11:32)
Aliyah 7
From anywhere in the parashah
  • וַתֵּצֵא אֵשׁ מִלִּפְנֵי יהוה (fire came forth from God; 9:24 and 10:2)
  • 20 (11:13-19)
  • To become impure (11:43) versus to make impure (11:44)
  • Moshe (10:16)
  • Divisions between קֹדֶשׁ (kodesh, holy) and חֹל (hol, regular); divisions between טָמֵא (tamei, impure) and טָהוֹר (tahor, pure); divisions between animals that can be eaten and animals that can’t be eaten (10:10 and 11:47)