New questions (mostly)weekly. This one is big so you get until September 17th! Submit your answers by Shabbat evening on Fridays.
Most of the Torah’s parshayot hashavu’a — portions of the week — have a one word name. How many have 2-word names? And which are they, in order of appearance?
It is widely assumed that the names of most of the Torah’s parshayot hashavu’a are the first word of the parasha. Not so!
- How many are the first word, and which ones are they?
- How many are not the first word, and which ones are those?
- How many, of the ones that aren’t the first word, don’t even come from the first verse of the portion? And which are those?
- Which parasha names are not precisely the exact word as it appears in the parasha after which it is named?