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  • #1217485
    chofetzchaim
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    Perhaps some people here in the CR can help me with this. I had asked a question last week about the 4 words that end in “oh” that have a hey instead of vav. I got that question from a note in my tikkun on the word “hamono” in the haftorah for Shabbos Chol HaMoed Sukkos. The note didn’t say what the others were. AYC mentioned “Ahalo” and Mod-42 hinted at “leicho”.

    I checked my tikkun by the word “leicho” in Chasan Torah and there was a note there that it is one of 16 words like it, “yaro yiyare”, “ga’o ga’ah”, “ra’o panecho”, f’rao Aharon”, etc.

    I think that the note by hamono was the shita mikubetzes and the one by leicho was teh minchas shai.

    I had also remembered a similar not in one of the haftorah’s of the 3 weeks, I checked that one which said that throughout Yirmiya the word “kulo” is spelled with a hey.

    There are also a bunch of names like this, Shlomo, Paroh, Shilo, etc.

    I also remember seeing the word “t’vuaso” spelled with a hey somewhere.

    I assume the difference between the 4 and the 16 has something to do with the dikduk of the word, but I still don’t know what the other 3 are. Perhaps “ahalo”, “t’vuaso”, and “kulo” count. I think “ahalo’ sounds more like the same type of word since it means “his…”

    Does anybody have any ideas about this?

    #1217486
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    Tehilim 42:9

    ??????? also means “his” but is spelled with a hay.

    Yirmiyahu 2:3

    ???????????

    ChofetzChaim

    You are clearly looking for words ending with a SUFFIX that mean “his” and not just root words ending in the cholem hay

    #1217487
    Sam2
    Participant

    Plenty of words end with an “Oh” with a Hei. The issue I believe is where there should be a Mapik in the Hey and a Kamatz but instead there is a Cholam before the Hei. I believe “Veniscoh” in Rosh Chodesh Leining is one of them. Just a guess.

    #1217488
    Toi
    Participant

    3 people in tanach that lived to 137

    #1217489
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    137 years old:

    Levi (Shmos 6:16)

    Amrom (Shmos 6:20)

    Yishmael (Breishis 25:17)

    good one, Toi!

    #1217490
    Toi
    Participant

    well done ayc

    #1217491
    kgh5771
    Participant

    Sorry I never got back with these answers:

    1. Which word appears three times in a row in Tanach (there are a few answers, 2 of which have a slight change)?

    2. Which two words appear 3 times consecutively in Tanach?

    1. ayc was right with Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh (Yishayahu 6:3), but also Ava Ava Ava Asimena (Yechezkel 21:32). The following two have slight changes in their structure “Eretz Eretz Aretz (Yirmiyahu 22:29) and M’dinah M’dinah UM’dinah (Esther 8:9)

    2. Heichal Hashem, Heichal Hashem, Heichal Hashem (Yirmiyahu 7:4)

    #1217492
    bekitzur
    Participant

    is everyone actually figuring them out, or just looking them up?

    #1217493
    kgh5771
    Participant

    I’m sure it’s a little of both.

    Any new questions, anyone?

    #1217494
    ravshalom
    Participant

    Nobody answered my last one: where in Tanach do we find 6 words in a row starting with the letter Alef?

    #1217495
    bekitzur
    Participant

    ravshalom-

    Elokai Atah Aromimcha Odeh … Emunah Oman

    Yeshayahu 25:1

    It’s not in a row…. its in one pasuk though

    #1217496
    ravshalom
    Participant

    bekitzur – the pasuk I have in mind has 6 words consecutively beginning with aleph.

    #1217497
    ravshalom
    Participant

    Another one (and a bump for the last one):

    How many couples in Tanach can you list in which both husband’s and wife’s names start with the same letter?

    (There are at least 5.)

    #1217498
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    ravshalom

    6 alephs in a row, and 8 out of 9 consecutive words:

    ?????? ??? ??? ??????, ??? ??????? ????? ?? ????????…

    (Breishis 42:21)

    In Parshas ??? when JOSEPH’s brothers discuss the calamities befalling them are due to their MISTREATMENT OF THEIR BROTHER JOSEPH

    Good one, ravshalom!

    #1217499
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    husband’s and wife’s names start with the same letter:(I’ll do alephs for this one as well!)

    -???? & ???????

    -???? & ?????

    -???? & ??????

    #1217500
    chanie
    Member

    I can think of 3 off the top of my head…

    1. ?? and ????

    2. ????? ???? and ??????

    3. ?????? and ????

    I would imagine that of the 1000 wives of ???? ????, one must of had a name that began with a ?.

    #1217501
    anonymrs
    Participant

    aharon and elisheva

    achashveirosh and esther

    if i think of more, ill let you know

    #1217502

    AYC!!!! ur back??? we missed you!!! welcome back!!

    #1217503
    Sam2
    Participant

    Chanie: It’s a Machlokes in the Midrashim (and the Minhagim by Leining Parshas Bereishis) whether Na’amah married Noach or not.

    #1217504
    truthsharer
    Member

    Three words in a row with the same amount of letters, using the same letters, all words with a different meaning.

    #1217505
    chanie
    Member

    Sam2: I was unaware that it is a Machlokes. My source’s are Rashi in ?????? ??? ?? ???? ? where he brings down a ?????? ???. The actual source is ?????? ??? ?? ?. There is also a Zohar that brings down that ???? ??? ??. The mekor is ??? ?? ??. Could you please tell me who disagrees, and I didn’t understand what you meant by “and the Minhagim by Leining Parshas Bereishis”. Thanks.

    #1217506
    chanie
    Member

    What was Noach’s name originally supposed to be, and why wasn’t he given it?

    #1217507
    chanie
    Member

    1. Which person lived the longest amount of years on Earth? Even surpassing ??????’s 969 years lifespan.

    2. Which women was the oldest person to give birth from the beginning of time to the present? Hint: It is not ??? or ?????.

    #1217508
    Sam2
    Participant

    Chanie: Rav Schachter mentioned it a few days ago. Some say she was Noach’s wife and some say she was the first prostitute. You are not supposed to end an Aliyah on a bad thing. So some end the Aliyah at Achos Tuval Kayin Na’amah because that’s a good thing (she was Noach’s wife), and some end it at Az Huchal Likro Beshem Hashem, which is also bad but apparently those Minhagin have a different translation for the word Huchal.

    #1217509
    Sam2
    Participant

    Chanie: It’s not Serach Bas Asher. I once did the math and if you assume she’s the woman from Tekoa you’re still over 100 years short of Mesushelach.

    If you assume Noach didn’t have kids until he was 500 then probably his wife.

    #1217510
    chanie
    Member

    Sam2: Thanks for explaining it. Noach did not have children until he was 500 years old, and assuming that Na’amah was his wife, she was well over 500 years old as she was born well before Noach.

    As for who is the longest living person? The answer is Chirum Melech Tzur, who was rewarded by Hashem for having assisted Shlomo in building the Bais Hamikdash. He lived for a 1000 years and became so conceited that he believed himself to be a deity. For that, Hashem killed him.

    #1217511
    ravshalom
    Participant

    One more couple nobody mentioned:

    ?????? ?? ??? and ????

    There may be more but that’s all I remember at the moment

    #1217512
    cm4r
    Member

    who was called “sar hatabuchim” the master of the butchers

    #1217513
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    ????????

    #1217514
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    Tanach Trivia

    Mods, could you please change it to 7 out of 8 consecutive words?

    TIA

    #1217515
    kgh5771
    Participant

    Another couple in which both husband’s and wife’s names start with the same letter:

    Eisav and Ada

    #1217516
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    Where in Tanach do you have the same word alternating 3 times?

    (meaning: a b a c a d)

    #1217517
    I. M. Shluffin
    Participant

    Wow, I guess that last one was so hard that everyone gave up.

    #1217518
    Lightbrite
    Participant

    5yo thread

    —-

    What’s the answer?

    #1217519
    Lilmod Ulelamaid
    Participant

    I think the person who asked the question might not be around anymore (in the CR that is), but I guess the older posters can tell you if that’s true or not.

    #1217520
    golfer
    Participant

    Okay so the person who asked the question took off.

    There are still plenty of CR members left though.

    Nobody has the answer?

    Nobody cares?

    Seems not…

    Tastes have changed around here apparently.

    Come to think of it I haven’t seen a recipe thread in ages…

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