Parashat Vayehi: Scavenger Hunt

Parashah Scavenger Hunt שְׁאֵלוֹת הַשָּׁבוּעַ

Welcome to Devash's Parashah Scavenger Hunt for Parashat Vayehi!
  • How old was Yaakov when he died?
  • Where does Yaakov tell Yosef that God appeared to him?
Aliyah 2 (Bereishit 48:10-16)
  • When Yaakov blessed Efrayim and Menasheh, what kind of animal did he compare them to?
  • Who was Yosef’s firstborn son?
Aliyah 3 (Bereishit 48:17-22)
  • Why did Yaakov cross his hands when he blessed his grandchildren?
  • According to Yaakov, which of Yosef’s sons will achieve more greatness in the future?
Aliyah 4 (Bereishit 49:1-18)
  • Yaakov’s “blessings” to three of his sons sound a lot like criticisms. Which ones?
  • Who will live by the sea?
  • One of Yaakov’s blessings used his son’s name in four different ways. Which one?
  • Who don’t the archers like?
  • What was unusually Egyptian about Yaakov’s body after he died?
  • When Yosef went to Canaan to bury Yaakov, who went with him?
Aliyah 7 (Bereishit 50:21-26)
  • What was the name of Menasheh’s son?
  • Who comforts whom?
Look anywhere in the parashah to find the answer to these questions!
  • What two-word phrase did Yosef use twice to talk about the Israelites’ eventual departure from מִצְרַיִם (Mitzrayim, Egypt)?
  • How many days did the Egyptians mourn for Yaakov?
  • CHALLENGE: Can you name all the types of animals referred to in our parashah?
  • In last week’s parashah, after being reunited with Yosef, Yaakov said that he was ready to die (46:30). According to our parashah, how long did Yaakov end up living after he said that?
  • Which of his own sons does Yaakov compare Menasheh and Efrayim to?
From the Haftarah (Melakhim Bet 2:1-12)
  • King David is about to die, but he still has some scores to settle. Whom does he ask his son Shlomo to punish, and whom does he ask Shlomo to reward?
Scroll down to see the answers!
Aliyah 1
Aliyah 2
  • Fish—וְיִדְגּוּ לָרֹב (ve-yidgu la-rov, they will multiply to many); “yidgu” is related to דָג (dag, fish)
  • Menasheh (48:14)
Aliyah 3
  • So he could put his right hand on the head of Efrayim, whom he predicted would be greater than Menasheh
  • Efrayim (48:19)
Aliyah 4
  • Reuven, Shimon, and Levi
  • Zevulun (49:13)
Aliyah 5
  • Gad, גָּד גְּדוּד יְגוּדֶנּוּ וְהוּא יָגֻד עָקֵב (gad gedud yegudenu ve-hu yagud akeiv, Gad shall be raided by raiders, but he shall raid at their heels)
  • Yosef (49:22)
Aliyah 6
  • It was mummified!
  • Pharaoh’s servants, all the elders of מִצְרַיִם (Mitzrayim, Egypt), Yosef’s family, and his brothers and their families (just not the children) (50:7-8)
Aliyah 7
  • Makhir
  • Yosef comforts his brothers (50:21)
From anywhere in the parashah
  • פָּקֹד יִפְקֹד (pakod yifkod, [God] will surely remember)
  • 70
  • וְיִדְגּוּ (ve-yidgu, fish—see question 2); שׁוֹר (shor, ox); אַרְיֵה/לָבִיא/גוּר (aryeh, lavi, gur; lions and cubs); חֲמוֹר/אֲתוֹן/עָיִר (hamor, aton, ayir; male, female and child donkeys); נָחָשׁ/שְׁפִיפֹן (nahash, shefifon; snake or viper); סוּס (sus, horse); אַיָּלָה (ayalah, female deer); זְאֵב (ze’ev, wolf)
  • 17 years (47:28)
  • Reuven and Shimon (48:5)
  • Punish Yoav ben Tzeruya and Shimi ben Gera; reward the sons of Barzilai (Melakhim Bet 2:5-8)