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July 16, 2009 6:01 am at 6:01 am #590042
2 sisters. They look EXACTLY alike. They were born same year, same day to the same parents but are not twins.
Anyone got the answer?July 16, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am #688285
They are part of a set of triplets, quadruplets or higher multiple birth.
Many years ago I was walking with two of my sisters when someone stopped us and said, “are the three of you twins?”.
One sister said, “No, triplets”.July 16, 2009 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #688286
ames: Females are allowed into the riddle thread. (At least if it isn’t too hard. Remember the Barbie doll that feminists had a cow about since when you pulled its string one of the things it said was “Math is hard” ? [They apparently had no objections to its other random sayings like “Will we ever have enough clothes?” and “I love shopping!”]July 16, 2009 1:55 pm at 1:55 pm #688287noitallmrParticipant
Second Brain Teaser:
Give me a 9 letter English word that you can take off one letter and it will still be a word then another and another one at a time, each time making sense, till the very last letter…
Ha Ha Dr Pepper gotcha this time…well,any suggestions???July 16, 2009 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm #688288
Wow, noitallmr believes he got Dr. Pepper stumped before squeak had a chance to!July 16, 2009 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #688289yiddishmeidelMember
please post the answer alsoJuly 16, 2009 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #688290
i got that in an email a while ago. Too bad I can’t find it!July 16, 2009 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #688291
Josephf asked that many months ago.
IJuly 16, 2009 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #688292
probably others as wellJuly 16, 2009 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #688293
iJuly 16, 2009 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #688294
Meoal Dont bother. It was sent to you courtesy of [website link removed]. I got an email from that site, with a different riddle, but the answer to this one is on that site as well.July 16, 2009 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #688295
Got it! Anyone wanna try to guess before I give my (cheated) answer?July 16, 2009 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #688296
jphone, the email i got had the startling one.July 16, 2009 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm #688297
Here’s another one:
As a couple left to the airport to catch a flight, their doorman stopped them and begged them not to go. The reason being that the night before he had a dream that the plane would crash.
The couple were very grateful but fired him. Why?July 16, 2009 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #688298
Sleeping on the job?July 16, 2009 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #688299
He was sleeping on the job.July 16, 2009 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #688300
Perhaps he was smoking something he should not have been and was hallucinating? 🙂July 16, 2009 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #688301
Ok, now thin about thi one;
How do you get a good friend or acquantance curious??July 16, 2009 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #688302YW Moderator-72Participant
nameless – I know the answer – I’ll tell you later!July 16, 2009 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #688303
OMG! we’ve got a sharp crowd here;
Ok, what about this one.
My father is a Cohen and my grnadfather is a cohen but I am not.(nopt adopted either)
How is it possible??July 16, 2009 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #688304
You’re female.July 16, 2009 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #688305
I personally knew of a case like this. The boy thought because his father was a kohen he was. However, his mother is a goy and the boy ended up having a geyrus.
He still thought he’d become a kohen after that.July 16, 2009 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #688306
Did his father marry a divorcee?July 16, 2009 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm #688307
Sorry, I am am male.July 16, 2009 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #688308
No, a Cohen is not allowed to marry a divorcee, but even if he did whats that gotta do with it?July 16, 2009 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #688309
What about my reply? The Kohen married a non-Jewish woman.July 16, 2009 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #688310
Unless the answer you are looking for is a biblical character known as Pinchas, who despite having a father and grandfather who were kohanim, he was not (initially) a kohen.July 16, 2009 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #688311squeakParticipant
A cholol is not a cohen. Just ask the Azoulais.July 16, 2009 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #688312
Thats a good answer but no, assuming he married a Jewish woman.
Just think …..I ‘m sure someone will come up with the correct answer.July 16, 2009 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #688313squeakParticipant
1. A Kohain (priest) who has children with a divorcee or any other women who is forbidden creates challalim. They are not Kohanim (priests).
2. Just because my father’s name is Cohen, and my grandfather’s name is Cohen, does not stop me from legally changing my name to Smith.
3. Pinchas was not a Kohain (priest) until after the ma’aseh with Zimri. So until that point, he was not a Kohain (priest) even though his father (Elazar) and grandfather (Aharon) both were.July 16, 2009 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #688314
With the constantly added factors, the answer keeps narrowing…July 16, 2009 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #688315
You married someone with the last name Bernstein. Your father and grandfathers are both Cohen’s but your now a Bernstien.July 16, 2009 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #688316
Child could be a mamzer if the father married someone with an issur erva.July 17, 2009 12:35 am at 12:35 am #688317
How about. Your”e the reform rabbi in chicago who felt bad that he couldnt earn the income from doing funerals so he renounced his kehuna (i was told such an ad appeared in a chicago paper in the 50s or 60s by a rabbi a cohen who wanted in on “performing funerals” and the income he could get from it).July 17, 2009 12:57 am at 12:57 am #688318kgb07zyMember
shems son missed kahuna but noach and shem were both kohanimJuly 17, 2009 5:38 am at 5:38 am #688319
Squek and Jd phone were close.
Not everyone with the name Cohen are neccessarily Kohanim. I know someone with the name Cohen and he is a levi.
If your name is KATZ(Kohen Tzedek) then you are DEFINTELY a Kohen.
But it has been said that 90 per cent of ‘Kohanim’ today are not even Kohanim and would not be able to trace back to Ahron Hakohen.July 17, 2009 7:40 am at 7:40 am #688320JayMatt19Participant
>>If your name is KATZ(Kohen Tzedek) then you are DEFINTELY a Kohen.<<
Generations ago in numerous Eastern European countries, Jews were not allowed to get married. So they got married al pi chuppa v’kiddushin, but the local government did not recognize the union. Therefore any children born to the couple were given the surname of the mother. That is one major reason why we have Cohen, Levy, Katz etc. who do not resemble their surname.
For the record I once met a Rabbi Katz who was a YisroelJuly 17, 2009 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #688321
Pinchas, given as an answer by two posters, should also be acknowledged as not only a correct answer but the answer to the question asked, without semantic trickery.July 17, 2009 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #688322
Once upon a time, in the West Lake village, a servant lived with his master. After service of about 30 years, his master became ill and was going to die. One day, the master called his servant and asked him for a wish. It could be any wish but just one. The master gave him one day to think about it. The servant became very happy and went to his mother for discussion about the wish. His mother was blind and she asked her son for making a wish for her eye-sight to come back. Then the servant went to his wife. She became very excited and asked for a son as they were childless for many years. After that, the servant went to his father who wanted to be rich and so he asked his son to wish for a lot of money. The next day he went to his master and made one wish through which all the three (mother, father, wife) got what they wanted. You have to tell what the servant asked the master.July 17, 2009 4:35 pm at 4:35 pm #688323
to have a son who would grow up to be a world famous (and thus wealthy) eye surgeon who would restore his mothers eyesight and give much of his wealth to his fatherJuly 17, 2009 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #688324
A rich old lady died and left all her money to her grandchildren and her children. At the end of the will she stated that she had one last thing to give away: her precious diamond. She gave a clue to where it might be. She said “it’s in a cylinder surrounded by a thousand squares.” One grandchild said, “I know where it is,” and found it. Where was it?July 17, 2009 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #688325
Much more simplified:
‘I wish my mother can see her grandson swing on a swing of gold!’July 17, 2009 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #688326I can only tryMember
A saltshaker (although they’re really cubes).July 17, 2009 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #688327
how about a large roll of toilet paperJuly 17, 2009 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #688328
to defend my answer i looked up a report on consumer reports
although most tp rolls have between 200-500 sheets
a few brands make a 1000 sheet roll
so i think my answer beats icot for accuracy (cubes vs squares)
judges?July 17, 2009 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #688329I can only tryMember
No need to disturb the judges – I like your answer better, too.July 18, 2009 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm #688330
Your right, its a roll of toilet paper.July 22, 2009 2:39 am at 2:39 am #688331kapustaParticipant
ICOT, how does a saltshaker become 1000 squares? dont mind me, its late. :/July 22, 2009 3:04 am at 3:04 am #688332JaxMember
kapusta: i’ll fill in for ICOT! the grains of salt being squares!July 22, 2009 3:07 am at 3:07 am #688333
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