For the week ending 15 March 2003 / 11 Adar II 5763
- Who does the word "eilav" in verse 1:1 exclude?
- Name all the types of animals and birds mentioned in this week's Parsha.
- What two types of sin does an olah atone for?
- Where was the olah slaughtered?
- What procedure of an animal-offering can a non-kohen perform?
- Besides the fire the kohanim bring on the altar, where else did the fire come from?
- At what stage of development are torim (turtledoves) and bnei yona (young pigeons) unfit as offerings?
- What is melika?
- Why are animal innards offered on the altar, while bird innards are not?
- Why does the Torah describe both the animal and bird offerings as a "satisfying aroma"?
- Why is the term "nefesh" used regarding the flour offering?
- Which part of the free-will mincha offering is burned on the altar?
- The Torah forbids bringing honey with the mincha. What is meant by "honey"?
- When does the Torah permit bringing a leavened bread offering?
- Concerning shelamim, why does the Torah teach about sheep and goats separately?
- For most offerings the kohen may use a service vessel to apply the blood on the mizbe'ach. For which korban may he apply the blood using only his finger?
- Who is obligated to bring a chatat?
- Where were the remains of the bull burnt while in the wilderness? Where were they burnt during the time of the Beit Hamikdash?
- What two things does a voluntary mincha have that a minchat chatat lacks?
- What is the minimum value of a korban asham?
All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated
- 1:1 - Aharon.
- 1:2,14, 3:12 - Cattle, sheep, goats, turtledoves (torim), and doves (bnei yona).
- 1:4 - Neglecting a positive command, and violating a negative command which is rectified by a positive command.
- 1:5 - In the Mishkan Courtyard (azarah).
- 1:5 - Ritual slaughter.
- 1:7 - It descended from Heaven.
- 1:14 - When their plumage turns golden. At that stage, bnei yona are too old and torim are too young.
- 1:15 - Slaughtering a bird from the back of the neck using one's fingernail.
- 1:16 - An animal's food is provided by its owner, so its innards are "kosher." Birds, however, eat food that they scavenge, so their innards are tainted with "theft."
- 1:17 -- To indicate that the size of the offering is irrelevant, provided your heart is directed toward G-d.
- 2:1 - Usually, it is a poor person who brings a flour offering. Therefore, Hashem regards it as if he had offered his nefesh (soul).
- 2:1 - The kometz (fistful).
- 2:11 - Any sweet fruit derivative.
- 2:12 - On Shavuot.
- 3:7 - Because they differ regarding the alya (fat tail). The lamb's alya is burned on the altar but the goat's is not.
- 3:8 - The chatat.
- 4:2 - One who accidentally transgresses a negative commandment whose willing violation carries the karet (excision) penalty.
- 4:12 -
- Outside the three camps.
- Outside Jerusalem.
- 5:11 - Levona and oil.
- 5:15 - Two shekalim.