September 12, 2010 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm #592327
Here are a few to twist your brain before Yom Kippur. Please share yours as well!!
1. Where is the only place in Tanach where you have 3 consecutive words with the same exact letters, each word with different pronunciations, and different definitions (same exact letters… kodesh and kodoshim are not the same letters, and the words can be spelled the same way but they don’t have to be… for example each word can be spelled kuf dalet shin [as long as it’s a different pronunciation and definition] and the third word can be shin kuf dalt)?
2. What are 4 Berachos (in Chutz La’Aretz) that are only made once a year?
3. Besides for Pesach, Chanukah, and Sukkos, when can you have Kri’as HaTorah 5 days in a row?
4. When did HaShem turn the waters of the world into chocolate (this is a pun)?
Gmar chasimah tovah!September 12, 2010 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm #960026
Question #3 could be even better!
When do we Lein for 5 days in a row without saying Hallel?
The answer being in a senerio like this year where we Lein on Rosh Hashana (Thursday and Friday), The the regular Shabbos Leining, then Sunday because of Tzom Gedalyah, and then a regular Monday Leining!September 12, 2010 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #960027
2) Hadlakas Nerois for Yom Kippur, When one sees a tree budding, Lishmoa kol shofar when the second day of Rosh Hashana is on a Sunday and being killed al kiddush Hashem (once in a lifetime).
3) Like mentioned above- this year. The other answer I heard- when Rosh Hashanah begins on a Friday- doesn’t happen in modern times.
4) Vayoshoku Hamayim.September 12, 2010 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #960028
2. Hadlakas Nerois for Yom Kippur, When one sees a tree budding,bedikas chametz, and the bracha at the end of Nachem at mincha on tisha b’av
btw, the question needs to be written “only once a year and every year”September 12, 2010 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm #960029
Dr. Pepper and FrummyMcFrum:
Perhaps I’m being dense from lack of nourishment today, but I don’t understand what your answers to #2 have to do with chutz la’aretz.September 12, 2010 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #960030
I can only tryMember
An Eretz Yisroel resident could’ve answered “Shavuous night kiddush” (among other brachos), which is made once yearly in E”Y and twice in C”L.
[It’s not being dense at all. The key word “even in Chutz La’Aretz” may not be equally implicit to all readers.]September 12, 2010 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #960031
good job on most of the answers! A hint to question one is that it’s in a possuk we say every day in daveningSeptember 12, 2010 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #960032
Here’s a riddle: Who is the most mentioned woman in Navi? (Think outside the box)September 13, 2010 3:47 am at 3:47 am #960033
The most mentioned woman in navi is “Tziruya” as in Yoav ben Tziruya etc…September 13, 2010 3:49 am at 3:49 am #960034
anon for thisParticipant
I would’ve guessed Izevel.September 13, 2010 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #960035
Here is an old one ( one of my favorites) It really needs hebrew ( im not sure how to do it- if s/o wants to they can rewrite it)
Hasof sof haschalas sh’mi
Haschalas sof sof sh’mi
Sim Noach bateiva vezeh sh’mi
What is the name?September 13, 2010 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #960036
1) In aleinu we say umispalilim el al lo yoshae
2) a-bircha hailanos b-al bier chametz c-nacheim d-lihadlik ner shel yom kippur
Here’s a few more.
Who died an chumash shmos and his son died in chumas vayikra?
When do we say 24 words in a row that end with the same letter?September 13, 2010 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #960037
Vidui?September 13, 2010 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #960038
Anyone on mine?September 13, 2010 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #960039
Where in Tanach are there five consecutive two letter words? There are a few.September 13, 2010 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #960040
Answer to OdAmiChay is PichosSeptember 13, 2010 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #960041
rhj- are you answering the riddle I posted up?September 13, 2010 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #960042
pichos?September 13, 2010 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #960043
who are the ten people who entered gan eden alive?September 13, 2010 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #960044
this has appeared here before
two objects, one is mutar, one is assur
bring them together, the asur item becomes mutar, the mutar item becomes asur.
(it has nothing to do with the Parah Aduma)September 13, 2010 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #960045
my bad, the answer to blinky is pichosSeptember 13, 2010 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm #960046
Meat before it was kashured and saltSeptember 13, 2010 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm #960047
now a similar one (also famous):
two different and unrelated activities activities, each one is assur when done by itself
but when done at the same time they are both mutar
made up example: wearing a yellow shirt is assur
walking on grass is assur
but if you walk on grass while wearing a yellow shirt, both walking on the grass and wearing the yellow shirt are mutar at that timeSeptember 13, 2010 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #960048
this ones harderSeptember 13, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm #960049
i clarified my original post on this, see thereSeptember 13, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #960050
if you would like a hint, let me knowSeptember 13, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #960051
That reminds me of another one…
When is it considered “Kavod Hatorah” to wear a sefe Torah like clothing?September 13, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm #960052
a MelechSeptember 13, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm #960053
nope – a specific scenario which can chance upon anyone, theoritcalySeptember 13, 2010 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #960054
okay,youre looking for something else, but my answer is correct ,no?
how about, it is wrapped around ones body in order to smuggle it out of a situation where it would be destroyed, by a fire (no other way to get it out) or during a shmadSeptember 13, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #960055
this riddle applies only to men, not womenSeptember 13, 2010 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #960056
That adds on to my thoughts of it having to do with Tzitzis and Shatnez but I can’t put my finger on it. I don’t see why your first answer is correct. The second answer is close. The Mishna Berura gives the example of a storm on Shabbos and you outside the Eiruv. You wearing it by clothing allows you to rescue it.September 13, 2010 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #960057
getting a haircut from a eino yehudi while looking in a mirrorSeptember 13, 2010 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #960058
it is a Mitzvah for a Melech to wear a Sefer Torah on his arm (a very small one)
your answer is interesting, but i still expect full credit for my answers. 🙂
thats riddle etiquette, a true answer is acceptable even if it is not the answer that the asker was expecting.September 13, 2010 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #960059
its not Tzitzis and shaatnez
that would be related activities
these are two unrelated activities
see my original post
it would be similar to the wearing a yellow shirt and walking on grass situationSeptember 13, 2010 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #960060
I’m not denying you credibility I just don’t know well enough, I suppose its close enough thoughSeptember 13, 2010 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #960061
im not 100% sure about the King
the other scenarios are pretty logical though
how about i get half credit for my second answer and we put the Melech answer on hold for nowSeptember 13, 2010 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #960062
youve got 30 minutes to solve the riddle
Go!September 13, 2010 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #960063
I give upSeptember 13, 2010 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #960064
1. gazing in a mirror
2. allowing a goy to cut your hair
it is mutar to even concentrate on your image in a mirror to protect you from the goy.
it is mutar for a goy to cut your hair if you can observe him in a mirrorSeptember 14, 2010 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #960065
rhj- im not sure if it was a typo or something but the answer to my riddle is “Pinchos” not “Pichos”. Its a fun one, no?September 14, 2010 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #960066
Very original!April 10, 2011 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #960067
Where do you find a pasuk in the torah with aramaic words in it?April 10, 2011 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #960068
The WolfApril 11, 2011 5:20 am at 5:20 am #960069
Good bikeeyus velvel, good bikeeyus. Though if I were a rebbe I might only give you half marks cos you gave the words when you were actually asked where the pasuk was…
Here’s another question (not really a riddle): for how long did the jews eat matzo when they left mitzrayimApril 11, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am #960070
Heres a tough one: Which 2 pesukim in the Torah contain all the letters of the alef-bais?
Where in davening do we have 5 consecutive words beginning with the letter alef?April 11, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am #960071
About the ten people, I know a few. Sarach bas Asher
Chanoch (ben yered)
Eliyahu Hanavi (who was previously Pinchas).April 11, 2011 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #960072
Where in davening do we have 5 consecutive words beginning with the letter alef?
In the same place that we have it in the chumash.
The WolfApril 11, 2011 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #960073
Though if I were a rebbe I might only give you half marks cos you gave the words when you were actually asked where the pasuk was…
My apologies. It’s B’raishis 31:47.
The WolfApril 11, 2011 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #960074
it is a Mitzvah for a Melech to wear a Sefer Torah on his arm (a very small one)
Minor nitpick: It’s a mitzvah for a king to have a sefer Torah with him at all times. It is not, however, a mitzvah for him to wear it on his arm. It may have been done that way for convenience, but it’s certainly not required.
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