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  • #1069486
    chofetzchaim
    Member

    Good work squeak. I’m still waiting for Pashuteh Yid’s alternative answer.

    In the mean time, what 2 nights a year do we wear a tallis by maariv?

    #1069487
    blinky
    Participant

    ronrsr had posted this for me awhile back, Im just reposting it here if anyone is interested. Warning- its not so easy!!!

    1) Excorcists


    a) dysfunctional

    2) Florists


    b) deviated

    3) Vegetable Juice Manufacturers — c) displaced

    4) Skunks


    e) disconsolate

    5) Diplomats


    f) debugged

    6) Assemblers


    g) disassembled

    7) Event Planners


    h) dissolved

    8) Entomologists


    i) displaced

    9) East Asia Watchers —-j) deposited

    10) Logicians


    k) dispersed

    11) Brides


    l) dismissed

    12) Divorcees


    m) deflowered

    13) Poll Watchers


    n) dispossessed

    14) Handbag makers —- o) distinct or extinct

    15) Mapmakers


    p) remiss

    16) Detectives


    q) disoriented

    #1069488
    Ken Zayn
    Member

    Chofetz Chaim

    what 2 nights a year do we wear a tallis by maariv?

    How about Kol Nidrei Night and Motzei Yom Kippur

    #1069489
    ronrsr
    Member

    I suspect this may be a widely-known riddle, but you never know. I learned it in Hebrew School:

    Who are the three cowboys whose names appear in Adon Olam?

    #1069490
    Ken Zayn
    Member

    Billy Rayshis, Billy Sachliss and Kid Roochi

    #1069491
    ronrsr
    Member

    dang, you got it, podner.

    #1069492
    blinky
    Participant

    Which one is better- a truck load full of nickels or a half a truck load full of dimes?

    #1069493
    agent
    Participant

    If a tree falls and there are no people around, is there a sound yes or no? Explain your reasoning

    #1069494
    blinky
    Participant

    Any responses to the above 2 riddles? (i know the answer to both but i don’t want to spoil the fun…)

    #1069495

    the dimes becaause they are smaller thus more of them

    whats the other riddle?

    not the tree in the forest?

    that has no answer, it depends on how you define “sound”

    #1069496
    blinky
    Participant

    ditto! (on the dimes one)

    the second one is a little confusing but i think its no, maybe agent can explain it (but your on the right track)

    Thank you!

    #1069497

    dont want to sound gayvadik but i am well aquainted with that “riddle” and it does not have a solution. the answer simply depends on how you define “sound”

    either as a physical vibrational movement of air

    or as a perception by a sentient being.

    #1069498
    blinky
    Participant

    But how can you define sound as a physical vibration? That maybe can cause sound but its not “sound” exactly, no (in my humble opinon:)

    #1069499

    define it any way you want, (although physics would define it as a vibration in a physical media, air in this case).

    if you define it such then yes it makes a sound.

    if you define it as perception then no it doesnt make a sound.

    it is a riddle that is neither profound nor meaningful.

    it merely depends on definition

    #1069500
    blinky
    Participant

    Ok ok ill just stick to dimes and nickels, i knew not to post the sound one- let agent take the heat for it! lol

    #1069501
    agent
    Participant

    In order for there to be a sound you have to have a person to hear it-because of sound waves….

    #1069502

    so, agent, you are defining sound as the aural perception by a sentient creature of vibrating physical media, or something like that, correct?

    #1069503
    agent
    Participant

    something like that I think!!

    #1069504
    blueprints
    Participant

    mod 80:

    although physics would define it as a vibration in a physical media firstly it’s a medium or physical media not a media (plural)

    and secondly yep it’s a longitudinal wave vibrating at a certain frequency [physics GCSE]

    #1069505

    agent

    if thats how you define sound then of course if no person is there (or other sentient being) then there is no sound, and there is no riddle!

    #1069506

    thank you blueprints for the correction.

    writing quickly causes many interesting phenomena 😉

    #1069507

    and to correct you blueprints sound does not have to have a specific frequency, as opposed to specific subsets of sound such as a pure note

    #1069508
    agent
    Participant

    Mod 80-I can’t win! oh well next time :)I have to say you are pretty good!!

    #1069509
    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    heres a riddle,

    when its a certain day of the week it’s a mitzvah to do this,

    but when that certain day of the week falls out on a certain day of the month it becomes assur (or a chumra depends how you hold) but if that certain day of the week falls out on a certain day of the month in a certain time of the year it becomes muttar (according to R Moshe)

    good luck

    #1069510
    LAer
    Member

    Say tachanun?

    #1069511
    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    nope, theres no mitzvah to say tachnun (some chassidim actually do not, and an amoras (or tanna cant remember) wife actually tried stopping him from it b/c it would kill another amora (or tanna) so wouldn’t happen if it was a mitzvah

    #1069512
    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    since no one even tried guessing it (except 1)

    its getting a haircut

    #1069513
    yossi z.
    Member

    Can you elucidate further? (Like giving the whens?)

    #1069514
    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Awww cmon!

    on erev shabbos its a mitzvah to get a haircut,

    when erev shabbos falls out on rosh chodesh R yehuda Hachassid says shouldnt get a haircut (some hold of it some say its a chumra) and when Rosh Chodesh falls out on erev shabbos during sfira then r moshe says even those that hold like R yehuda hachassid say its muttar

    #1069515
    yossi z.
    Member

    Mbachur: I only know the where’s of haircuts not the whens

    😀 yossi 😀

    #1069516

    What am I?

    #1

    Head and tail are equal;

    Right side up or upside down

    The same I do appear

    (but if you cut my head off, nothing would be there)

    #2

    I am very small,

    But I help carry a great weight

    Although I walk upon my head

    (from a calendar)

    #1069517
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    ??? ??? ??????

    ????? ??? ????

    ??? ?? ?? ?????

    Which ???? ?? is this?

    (Not ??).

    Please give your reason/method.

    #1069518
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    #1 a table

    #2 8

    ????

    Starts with “?”, which is the last letter of the word “???”, ends with “?” which is the first letter of the word “???”, and the middle letters of the word (????) are “??”.

    #1069519

    #1

    Head and tail are equal;

    Right side up or upside down

    The same I do appear

    (but if you cut my head off, nothing would be there)

    Answer: the number 8 (Daas Yochid)

    #2

    I am very small,

    But I help carry a great weight

    Although I walk upon my head

    Answer: A nail in a horse’s shoe (I didn’t get this one, either)

    #1069520
    Grandmaster
    Member

    In a village, the barber shaves everyone who does not shave himself, but no one else.

    Who shaves the barber?

    #1069521
    Grandmaster
    Member

    The town has just one barber and he is male; and every man in the town keeps himself clean-shaven: some by shaving themselves, some by attending the barber.

    #1069522
    Grandmaster
    Member

    (eclipse, reposted from the other thread)

    eclipse

    The Human

    Define “shave themselves” please.

    1.they need a barber to attend to them?

    2.they themselves are not barbers?

    3.I’m totally off…?

    POSTED 1 MINUTE AGO #

    Define “shave themselves” please. – The simple meaning.

    1. See above. Some shave themselves, some by attending the barber.

    2. No. There is only one barber in town, as mentioned above.

    #1069523
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Since ma nafshach he’s going to break the rules, shave v’al ta’aseh adif (unless he doesn’t grow a beard naturally, such as a young boy).

    #1069524

    Mayday!

    1) Krebs.

    2) Ultra-expensive luxury car brand.

    3) Children dance around it.

    4) Not strict.

    6) Enormous U.S. Navy airship, lost in a 1935 thunderstorm.

    7) Famous hospital.

    8) Richie Rich character (female).

    10) Consternation.

    11) A chaotic situation.

    12) Expert.

    13) First baseman, played for the Astros, Royals, Blue Jays and Yankees.

    14) A pilgrimage was made in this.

    15) Armstrong explored this sea without getting wet.

    16) WWII U.S. Air Force General.

    17) A whirlpool, not the former centenarian senator.

    18) Cosmetics company.

    20) Girl.

    #1069525
    blinky
    Participant

    20)Meidel

    18)Maybelline

    #1069526
    dancinggirl
    Member

    i am the begining of eternity

    the end of time and space

    i at the bigining of every end

    and the end of every place

    What am i??

    #1069527
    blinky
    Participant

    The letter E

    #1069528
    hanib
    Participant
    #1069529

    ICOT,

    4. Maykil

    11. Mayhem

    12. Mayven

    #1069530
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    2 Maybach

    3 maypole

    4 humane

    6 Macon

    7 Mayo Clinic

    9 chain mail

    13 John Mayberry

    14 Mayflower

    17 Maytag!(jk)

    19 May Day

    #1069531
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    21 make-believe

    #1069532
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    17 maelstrom

    #1069533
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    10 dismay

    #1069534
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    16 Curtis LeMay

    #1069535
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    22 remainder(jk)

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