Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10)

27:20 Why is Moses name not mentioned in this Parasha?
What do we learn from this omission?
What does “clear”olive oil mean?
What does “crushed” refer to?
What does “for illumination imply?
What does the Hebrew word “l’haalot” indicate?
What does the Hebrew word “tamid” mean in this verse?
27:20-21 Why does the verse say “for you”?
Why is it a chok?
27:21 What does “Aaron and his sons.....until morning” mean?
28:1 When was this verse to take place?
Why did Moses have the ability to make Aaron the Kohen Gadol?
Why are the sons’ names listed?
What does this verse have to do with character traits that our leaders should have?
28:3 What does this verse have to do with the first exile?
28:4 What is a Chosen?
What is an Eiphod?
What is a Me’il?
What is a Kutones?
What does “garments of the Holy” mean?
What is a Mitnefes?
What is an Avneit?
28:5 Who does “they” refer to?
What does this verse have to do with kavanah?
28:10 What names were on each stone and in what order?
28:12 Who is it a “remembrance” for?
How is it “as a remembrance”?
28:15 Why is it called the “Chosen of Judgment”?
28:20 What are three examples in the Bible where people had the power of Urim but not of Tumim?
Why is this Torah Portion invariably read during the week of Adar 7?
28:32 What sin does the Me’il represent? How do we know?
28:36-38 What does the forehead plate symbolize?
When is chutzpah a good character attribute?
29:1 What is the young bull for?
29:3 Where shall you “bring them near”?
29:4 What parts of the body was washed?
29:6 What is the “crown of sanctity”?
29:7 How was he anointed?
29:9 How did the inauguration of the kohanim come about?
29:11 Where does “at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting” refer to?
29:29 What does “to his sons after him” mean?
29:30 What does “in his stead from among his sons” teach us?
What is the literal meaning of “kohen”?
Is “kohen” a verb or a noun? How do we know?
29:31 What is the “holy place”?
29:33 Who does “they” refer to?
29:35 Why does this verse repeat and restate the commandment?
What does “for a seven day period you shall inaugurate” mean?
29:37 In what is the sanctity of the Altar manifest?
29:39 What are the differences between the korban tamid as described in this verse and as described in Parashat Pinchas (Numbers 28:4)?
29:42 What does “continual” mean?
What does “where I will arrange audience for you” refer to?
29:43 What does “and it shall be sanctified” refer to?
What does “through My honor” refer to?
What else is G-d intimating by saying “through My honor”?
29:46 What does this verse have to do with the phrase “familiarity breeds contempt”?
30:3 What is the golden diadem a symbol of?
What does the golden diadem of the Aron represent?
What does the golden diadem of the Table represent?
30:8 Why is the more general Hebrew word “to raise” used for kindling rather than the specific word “hadlick”?
30:10 What does “Aaron will cleanse” refer to?
How is the Altar the “holy of holies”?


Additional Questions:

1. Why do we wear clothes?
2. What are the duties of the kohanim?

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