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  • #1106580

    postsemgirl
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    moish- Isn’t it true that a Kohein can’t marry a devorced women even if she is his exwife? So then how would Amram be able to marry Yocheved again? Unless they seperated and didn’t get divorced. I don’t know I’m also a bit confused. Someone please answer.

    #1106581

    moish01
    Member

    amram wasn’t a kohein. aron was the first kohein.

    #1106582

    anon for this
    Participant

    moish, you wrote, “yea well any time we don’t have a reason for something that was done before the torah was given we just say ‘oh – before maamad har sini!'”

    What exactly is wrong with this argument? Bnai Yisrael could hardly be expected to keep the Toarh before it was given, or what was the point of accepting it? In any case, I’m trying to make a more subtle point. I think I remember learning that the torah shebichsav allows a man to remarry his wife after he divorces her, even if she’s married someone else in between. This was prohibited later to prevent people from using this as a loophole to engage in illicit behavior (wife swapping). If that’s the case, the prohibition against remarrying a divorced wife who married someone else in between didn’t exist until some time after matan torah.

    From my undestanding, Amram did not command anyone to divorce his wife, but others followed his example anyways. His daughter Miriam certainly protested his action, because she was a neviah and knew it was the wrong action to take, so it may be the case that Yocheved did as well. And if she did, then she meant this l’shaim shamayim, and Eltzafan would’ve married her with this intention as well. Eltzafan became tameh after buring Nadav & Avihu, so he was surely a tzadik.

    I concede this is still a difficult pshat to understand.

    postsemgirl, first of all, the Torah wasn’t given at that time, so it’s not clear that the laws of kohanim would apply. In any case, though, it was not until after chait ha’egel that Aharon and his sons were designated as kohanim. While shevet laivi were teachers to b’nai yisrael in mitzrayim, they did not serve as kohanim at that time.

    #1106583

    kiruvwife
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    eltzafan became the nasi of shevet zevulun. The reason yitzchok didn’t tell yaakov is cuz he saw Hashem didn’t want yaakov to know. It was all part of the Master plan. As I noted earlier there are meforshim that say that after the laws of incest were taught Amram being Yocheveds nephew divorced her allowing her then to marry eltzafan.

    #1106584

    kiruvwife
    Member

    Another one: Where in the Torah do we find six words in a row all beginning with the letter Aleph?

    #1106585

    anon for this
    Participant

    Parshas B’shalach, az yashir?

    #1106586

    squeak
    Participant

    Name 3 places in the Torah that 5 two-letter words appear in a row.

    #1106587

    postsemgirl
    Member

    moish- Your’e right. Thanks.

    #1106588

    kiruvwife
    Member

    squeak-noach es shem es cham?

    anon-i was referring to a different parsha

    #1106589

    squeak
    Participant

    Right, kiruvwife!

    1 of 3.

    #1106590

    moish01
    Member

    anon, that’s only five

    #1106591

    anon for this
    Participant

    moish, I knew there were 5 but couldn’t remember if I was missing a 6th and was posting on the fly; that’s why I posted with a “?”. Thanks for correcting me.

    #1106592

    moish01
    Member

    i didn’t pay attention to the “?” because i almost always post answers with a question mark.

    (ha just wondering if that said anything about my level of confidence or something. you think??)

    #1106593

    anon for this
    Participant

    moish, I think in your case it’s just your posting style. Your level of confidence is fine.

    #1106594

    squeak
    Participant

    OK, here’s the second one – when Binyomin is born: “Ki gam zeh lahch ben”.

    There’s still one more, c’mon people!

    #1106595

    I see we have turned our back on the question of names in reverse.

    Just throwing out an idea (kiruv wife, please let me know if I am right).

    Lavan backwards is Naval, does that count?

    #1106596

    kiruvwife
    Member

    YW mod 39-I can’t take credit for some of these great questions, the backwards name one wasn’t mine (if that’s what you meant), but the Lavan name does sound good.

    Anyone have an idea of the six words in a row that start with Aleph?

    #1106597

    PM
    Member

    vayomer ish el achiv aval asheimim anachnu

    #1106598

    hey anon- how bout the answer for the pi question?

    #1106599

    kiruvwife
    Member

    well done PM! (Vayomru……) for those who want the source Miketz perek mem bais, pasuk chof alef

    #1106600

    postsemgirl
    Member

    squeak- ki yad al kes ka by Amalek is tha right?

    #1106601

    Which word in tanach has the highest gematria? (No, I am not cruel, I do know the solution)

    Hint: It is in Sefer Bamidbar

    #1106602

    moish01
    Member

    i donno but whoever’s gonna look for that one i’ll bet it has a lot of shins and sufs

    #1106603

    squeak
    Participant

    Congrats postsemgirl! 3 of 3 were found!

    #1106604

    postsemgirl
    Member

    Yup I did a whole report on that one, I should hope I know it.

    #1106605

    AZ
    Participant

    answer to yw moderator -39 ????? write before sheni

    #1106606

    AZ
    Participant

    Who was eliezer eved avraham’s father?

    #1106607

    well done. Great that you mentioned before sheini. Next time, try to say of which sedra 😉

    #1106608

    postsemgirl
    Member

    mod39- Sorry I didn’t reply before. It was my question about the backwards name and Lavan is right. Yay!

    #1106609

    PM
    Member

    az: Nimrod according to one Medrash

    #1106610

    JayMatt19
    Participant

    Here is a question for which I do not have an answer:

    Which haftorah is said more often, the one listed in your chumash as Miketz (i.e. when NOT shabbos chanukah), or the one listed in your chumash as Pinchas (i.e. when Matos is not combined with Ma’asei)?

    #1106611

    PM
    Member

    I would call Noach the most common because we also say part of it on Ko Seitai and part on Re’ei, so it comes up 3 times a year.

    #1106612

    Most common would be the one said during mincha of a fast day

    #1106613

    reenmasheen
    Member

    Who did Shlomo HaMelech have in mind when writing Eshes Chayil?

    #1106614

    postsemgirl
    Member

    Some say his mother some say Rus some say Shabbos some say the Neshama

    #1106615

    reenmasheen
    Member

    what about the torah

    #1106616

    postsemgirl
    Member

    yea I guess that is also an answer

    #1106617

    reenmasheen
    Member

    you guess? thats probably the most famous answer!

    #1106618

    LanderTalmid
    Participant

    The Gaon says that it refers to the Torah which is acquired with 48 (Chayil=48) kinyanim. The Malbim says that it refers to the nefesh of a tzaddik. Others say that it was first said by Avraham as a hesped to Sarah. I am looking for a pirush on Aishes Chayil that explains it in referance to Shabbos. Does anyone know where I can find one.

    #1106619

    Yaakov
    Participant

    Anyone have any good trivia questions on Tanach??

    #1106620

    The pi question–it’s in melachim, Shlomo hamelech makes a pool. However from the pashtus of the possuk, pi is 3. The Gra has a whole shtickle to solve this.

    #1106621

    It’s in ????? ?: ?;??. There’s a kri uksiv there. The ksiv is ???, the kri is ??. The value given for pi is 3.

    Kavah(111) divided by kav(106)=1.04716981. Multiply that by 3(to get what we really need) =3.14150943. Pi, valid to 4 decimal places.

    #1106622

    Who entered gan Aiden alive?

    #1106623

    oomis
    Participant

    Pinchas ben Elazar, Eliahu Hanavi (many believe him to be Pinchas in Gilgul), Serach bat Asher, I think. Can’t remember who else.

    #1106624

    Sam2
    Participant

    secret: That’s not a Tanach question.

    Also, the pi thing is quoted B’shem HaGra, but I’ve never found it inside. It’s still cool though (it’s only valid to 3 decimal places, not 4, but the point stands).

    #1106625

    Sam2–fine.

    Who had his thumbs and big toes cut off?(hint-his name is similar to where it happened)

    #1106626

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Sam what are you talking about?

    Pi is 3.141592653… So it’s right to four decimal places

    #1106627

    Sam2
    Participant

    To 4 decimal places, pi is 3.1416. That is 3.1315 to 4 decimal places.

    #1106628

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    It’s 3.1415094339 according to the kri/ksiv.

    So after adjusting for Sam’s typo, it’s 3+.

    Close enough so that it would probably work for any architectural application.

    I once posted this b’shem HaGr”a.

    #1106629

    ezaspie
    Member

    Who killed his wife because of his friend and his friend because of his wife?

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