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Friday, February 24, 2012

Short Parsha Riddles: תְּרוּמָה / Terumah

שְׁמוֹת / Shemos / Exodus 25:1-27:19

Click for printable PDF version.  And don’t forget to read last year’s poem!

 

This is a new project – feedback is most welcome!  (except for one of my children whose only feedback was “these are not as good as the parsha poems”)

Copywork and parsha activities – something for every week of the year! 


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When you listen and serve Him, we stand face to face,
Gleaming and shining our light through the place;
But when it’s against Hashem’s will that you fight,
Our faces turn outward, turn stormy as night.  Who are we???

[2]

Three kinds of metals they brought in this parsha,
The men and the women, from Felix to Marsha;
They gave shiny gold, and their silver brought nearer,
And each lady also gave her __________ mirror!

[3]

Branches have I, but don’t grow from the ground,
I’m not in the fields, for in “kodesh” I’m found;
I bear flowers, it’s true, but I yield no bouquet,
I’m the __________ and the kohen lights me every day!

[4] – BONUS!

All those acacia, or sheeteem-trees needed,
Yet trees only grow up from seeds that are seeded;
For aron and shulchan, mizbeyach and planks,
It was to old __________ the Jews gave their thanks!

 

 STUMPED?? Here are some answers: 
[ 1 ] The Kruvim (Cherubs).  The Talmud (Bava Basra 99a) offers these changing positions as an explanation of conflicting sources of which way they faced.
[ 2 ] Copper.
[ 3 ] Menorah.
[4 ] Yaakov. Rashi (25:5) offers a midrash that explains that Yaakov foresaw that we’d need lots of wood – so he brought seeds and planted trees when he arrived in Mitzrayim (Egypt), instructing the Jews to bring the wood when they left.

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