March 18, 2009 2:49 am at 2:49 am #1106580
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.March 18, 2009 3:01 am at 3:01 am #1106581
amram wasn’t a kohein. aron was the first kohein.March 18, 2009 3:28 am at 3:28 am #1106582
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.March 18, 2009 4:16 am at 4:16 am #1106583
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.March 18, 2009 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm #1106584
Another one: Where in the Torah do we find six words in a row all beginning with the letter Aleph?March 18, 2009 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm #1106585
Parshas B’shalach, az yashir?March 18, 2009 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #1106586
Name 3 places in the Torah that 5 two-letter words appear in a row.March 18, 2009 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #1106587
moish- Your’e right. Thanks.March 18, 2009 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #1106588
squeak-noach es shem es cham?
anon-i was referring to a different parshaMarch 18, 2009 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #1106589
1 of 3.March 18, 2009 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #1106590
anon, that’s only fiveMarch 18, 2009 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #1106591
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.March 18, 2009 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #1106592
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??)March 18, 2009 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #1106593
moish, I think in your case it’s just your posting style. Your level of confidence is fine.March 18, 2009 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #1106594
OK, here’s the second one – when Binyomin is born: “Ki gam zeh lahch ben”.
There’s still one more, c’mon people!March 18, 2009 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #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?March 19, 2009 12:12 am at 12:12 am #1106596
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?March 19, 2009 4:37 am at 4:37 am #1106597
vayomer ish el achiv aval asheimim anachnuMarch 19, 2009 9:41 am at 9:41 am #1106598
hey anon- how bout the answer for the pi question?March 19, 2009 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm #1106599
well done PM! (Vayomru……) for those who want the source Miketz perek mem bais, pasuk chof alefMarch 19, 2009 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm #1106600
squeak- ki yad al kes ka by Amalek is tha right?March 19, 2009 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #1106601
Which word in tanach has the highest gematria? (No, I am not cruel, I do know the solution)
Hint: It is in Sefer BamidbarMarch 19, 2009 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm #1106602
i donno but whoever’s gonna look for that one i’ll bet it has a lot of shins and sufsMarch 19, 2009 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #1106603
Congrats postsemgirl! 3 of 3 were found!March 19, 2009 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #1106604
Yup I did a whole report on that one, I should hope I know it.March 19, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm #1106605
answer to yw moderator -39 ????? write before sheniMarch 19, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm #1106606
Who was eliezer eved avraham’s father?March 19, 2009 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #1106607
well done. Great that you mentioned before sheini. Next time, try to say of which sedra 😉March 19, 2009 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #1106608
mod39- Sorry I didn’t reply before. It was my question about the backwards name and Lavan is right. Yay!March 20, 2009 12:05 am at 12:05 am #1106609
az: Nimrod according to one MedrashMarch 28, 2009 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #1106610
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)?March 29, 2009 7:14 am at 7:14 am #1106611
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.March 29, 2009 8:17 am at 8:17 am #1106612
Most common would be the one said during mincha of a fast dayMarch 30, 2009 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #1106613
Who did Shlomo HaMelech have in mind when writing Eshes Chayil?March 30, 2009 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #1106614
Some say his mother some say Rus some say Shabbos some say the NeshamaMarch 31, 2009 1:14 am at 1:14 am #1106615
what about the torahMarch 31, 2009 2:30 am at 2:30 am #1106616
yea I guess that is also an answerApril 2, 2009 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #1106617
you guess? thats probably the most famous answer!May 7, 2013 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #1106618
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.October 20, 2015 3:02 am at 3:02 am #1106619
Anyone have any good trivia questions on Tanach??October 20, 2015 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm #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.October 20, 2015 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #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.October 20, 2015 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #1106622
Who entered gan Aiden alive?October 20, 2015 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #1106623
Pinchas ben Elazar, Eliahu Hanavi (many believe him to be Pinchas in Gilgul), Serach bat Asher, I think. Can’t remember who else.October 20, 2015 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm #1106624
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).October 20, 2015 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm #1106625
Who had his thumbs and big toes cut off?(hint-his name is similar to where it happened)October 20, 2015 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm #1106626
Sam what are you talking about?
Pi is 3.141592653… So it’s right to four decimal placesOctober 20, 2015 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm #1106627
To 4 decimal places, pi is 3.1416. That is 3.1315 to 4 decimal places.October 21, 2015 12:22 am at 12:22 am #1106628
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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.October 23, 2015 4:16 am at 4:16 am #1106629
Who killed his wife because of his friend and his friend because of his wife?
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