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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???


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!


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.