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Riddle: when would a couple be forced to break their engagement? [closed]

Riddle: Chaim and Shprintza got engaged. They, their entire families, and their rabbis were all totally happy about the engagement. They didn't hide any information from one another. Chaim and ...
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Riddle: Where does a Non Jew have more Halachic power than a Jew? [closed]

When a Non Jew does something it would work according to Halacha, however when a Jew does the same thing it is useless.
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Riddle: How do dayyanim split wages between partners? [closed]

This is a riddle that was put to us in my kollel dayyanim. Two men set out on a journey together. One brings three loaves of bread, the other two. When they are getting ready for their meal, ...
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riddle about who 2 people in the torah are [closed]

Name 2 figures in the Torah that their mother is their sister, their aunts and uncles are dead, and their father is their grandfather.
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Riddle: when do 10 Kohanim equal 1 Yisrael? [closed]

Pretty much what the title says. Where in the Torah do we find something for which we need 10 Kohanim or 1 Yisrael?
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Riddle: 3 people with the same name [closed]

In the Torah - 3 people with the same name - One is Jewish - One is a Ger - One is a Non-Jew?
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Riddle: Honor-Dishonor [closed]

When is doing an action to honor something considered a dishonor and therefore okay?
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How is it possible for a pot of meat to become pareve? [closed]

I was recently posed the following puzzle: You have a pot of meat. You put in milk. It becomes pareve. How can this be? Any ideas on how this is possible?
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Megilah Chumash Riddle [closed]

Which four people’s names from the Chumash also come up as names in Megillas Esther?
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What is the Only Parsha not Lained ever on Thursday? [closed]

What is the Only Parsha not Lained ever on Thursday?
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Grandpa and Grandson together again [closed]

What are the names of TWO distinct grandfathers and their grandsons are mentioned in the weekday Shemoneh Esrei ?
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What letter is not found in Bentching [closed]

Which letter of the alef-beis isn't found in bentching and what is its significance?
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Twin Bris conundrum [closed]

Twin brothers are born from the same mother on the very same morning. Both are perfectly healthy. Yet, the proper day for one’s bris mila is 8 days later, while the proper day for the other one’s bris ...
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Chamets on pesach [closed]

If a Ba'al T'shuva had chamets that was either very important to him, or had a big monitary value and had it in his possesion over pesach before he came back, is there a possible Heter for him so that ...
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Riddle: In parshas Toldos, where are a second set of twins mentioned? [closed]

In Parshas Toldos, aside from Yaakov and Eisav, where are the second set of twins mentioned?
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Mi.ShAino.Yodeya [closed]

Which halachah [hint:Choshen Mishpat] applies to "mi sh'aino yodeya"? (I ran across this last night researching another question)
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When can we daven for a neis? [closed]

Riddle version of the question: When can we daven for a neis Hashkafic version of the question: Why does it seem that we can daven for a neis, when this is explicitly forbidden in masechet Brachot?
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How is it possible to have Kriyas HaTorah 5 days in a row without Hallel? [closed]

How is it possible to have Kriyas HaTorah 5 days in a row without Hallel?
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Riddle: Aruch Hashulchan. Chanukah story missing a word [closed]

A reading of the Aruch Hashulchan's description of the Miracle of Chanukah shows that there is a word he didn't use. What is it and why ?
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Riddle: Another name for Noach [closed]

What was Noach's other name?
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First Barren Woman to Bear Children [closed]

Who was the first akarah (barren woman) in the Torah to bear children?
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4 Brachos once? [closed]

Which four brachos are said exactly once every year outside of Israel?
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What Hebrew date requires the most space to spell out in a Ketubah? [closed]

What Hebrew date requires the most space to spell out in a Ketubah?
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Is there a way to make Shehechiyanu when lighting the second night of Chanuka? [closed]

How is it possible that someone lit the Menora on the first night of Chanuka, said Shehechiyanu, yet when he lights the Menora on the second night he would have to say Shehechiyanu again?
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1answer
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Where and when do we light Shabbos candles 15 minutes later than usual? [closed]

Where and when do we light Shabbos candles 15 minutes later than usual?
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Riddle: What halacha is learned from something said by Satan? [closed]

Riddle: Name a halacha derived from a statement of Satan.
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In which month is it impossible to become Bas Mitzva? [closed]

In which month is it impossible to become Bas Mitzva?
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Kosher Quizzing [closed]

What is it that you have two items one thing that starts off Kosher and ends up non Kosher by putting something that starts off non kosher and ends up Kosher?
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Wednesday Mitzvah [closed]

What Mitzvah can only be done on Wednesday?
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Tazria-Metsora Parsha Riddle [closed]

You might see me but i don't affect you yet, I come in all shapes and sizes, and i stopped the B'nai Yisroel in the desert for a week. ??????Who am I???????
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When should a minor be the one lighting the Chanuka candles? [closed]

When should a minor L'Chatchila be the one lighting the Chanuka candles?
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Kayin and Hevels Sisters [closed]

What where Kayin and Hevels Sisters names?
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Matanos L'Evyonim - with food only [closed]

How is it possible that you would only be able to do Matanos L'Evyonim with food? (you have money)
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Which Haftora is it? [closed]

Which Haftora do we recite on some years not even once, on some years once, on some years twice, and then on some years three times?
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Tzaar Baalei Chaim [closed]

When according to Halacha you are obligated to be Metzaer Baalei Chaim?
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Pidyon Haben Question [closed]

How is it possible to make a פדיון הבן by giving money to someone who is not a כהן?
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Shortest word in the Torah [closed]

What is the shortest word in the Torah?
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9 Posukim in Kriyas Hatorah [closed]

Which Laining has only 9 posukim?
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Famous People across time [closed]

Who was יוסף גר צדק and who was his famous son and even more infamous Ancestor?
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In Eretz Yisroel Kosher In Chutz Laretz Posul [closed]

How is it possible you make a Sukkah with the same conditions and outside Israel it is not Kosher and inside Israel it is?
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Riddle: 3 generations all have name that can be read backwards and forwards [closed]

Where in Tanach do you have 3 generations - father, son, grandson, - all have names that can be read backwards and forwards?
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Where in davening is a grandfather and his grandson mentioned without the father? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grandpa and Grandson together again Where in davening is a grandfather and his grandson mentioned without the father? Iv'e searched most of the weekday davening and ...
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No Bracha Before Yes after [closed]

When are you forbidden from making a Brocha Rishona on a food item,and obligated to make a Bracha Achrona after eating it?
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Special Halacha for first night of Chanuka [closed]

On the first night of Chanuka we make a Sh'echiyanu when we light the candle. What other special Halacha is connected with the first night of Chanuka?
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Why does Pinchas come to the Bris? [closed]

Why does Pinchas who is Eliyahu Hanavi (Elijah the Prophet) come to Brissim and what does it have to do with this Parshas Pinchas?
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Issur Doraisa from Trup? [closed]

What Halacha (Issur Doraisia) do we learn out from a Trup and which word is it?
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Women went alive into Gan Eden [closed]

Which women went alive into Gan Eden?
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How is this Possible? [closed]

I am required to stop davening shmoneh esrei for the sake of another mitzvah (without there being any pikuach nefesh involved)?
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Where in the Torah does it have five words in a row that all start with the same letter? [closed]

Also, is there a specific place where there are more than 5 words?
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Posul in Most of Eretz Yisroel Kosher within the walls of Yerushlayim [closed]

How is it possible to Make a Sukkah the same way and the same conditions but outside Yerushalayim it is not Kosher inside the walls of Yerushalayim it is?