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Davening Riddle [closed]

With variations in the jewish calendar, how is it possible to daven maariv on nine consecutive nights and every shemoneh esrei is different from the other eight? Example: Thurs nite is a weekday, ...
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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 found ...
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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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Megilah Chumash Riddle [closed]

Which four people’s names from the Chumash also come up as names in Megillas Esther?
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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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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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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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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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Tzaar Baalei Chaim [closed]

When according to Halacha you are obligated to be Metzaer Baalei Chaim?
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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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Cohen marries a Divorced Woman [closed]

Where do we find in Tanach 2 famous Kohanim who married divorced women?
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The Other Shira for Moshe [closed]

Who, besides בני ישראל , sang the שירה of אז ישיר משה?
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מָחֹה אֶמְחֶה Remez [closed]

כִּי מָחֹה אֶמְחֶה אֶת זֵכֶר עֲמָלֵק What does אֶמְחֶה stand for? Hint: See Yalkut Reuvani or the Gra or the Chidah for amazing Remez
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Women went alive into Gan Eden [closed]

Which women went alive into Gan Eden?
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Kayin and Hevels Sisters [closed]

What where Kayin and Hevels Sisters names?
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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: 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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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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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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When would you have a Seudas Bris by the Friday night Seuda? [closed]

How is it possible that you would you have a Seudas Bris by the Friday night Seuda?
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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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First Barren Woman to Bear Children [closed]

Who was the first akarah (barren woman) in the Torah to bear children?
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Both with the same name [closed]

Who is the only person in Tanach whose father and father-in-law are two different people and have the exact same name?
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Riddle: Which fast do people fast on different days? [closed]

There is a fast that according to a clear Halacha in Mishna Berura - some people would fast on one day and others would have to fast on the following day. Which fast is this?
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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?
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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: Honor-Dishonor [closed]

When is doing an action to honor something considered a dishonor and therefore okay?
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Riddle: Which Yom Tov can come out on different Hebrew dates? [closed]

In the times of Kiddush HaChodesh Shavuos which is 50 days after the start of Sefiras HaOmer could come out either 5, 6, or 7 Sivan depending on how many days Nisan and Iyar had. There is still one ...
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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: Another name for Noach [closed]

What was Noach's other name?
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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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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: 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: 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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Shoresh starting with “Vav”? [closed]

What is the only shoresh in lashon hakodesh that starts with the letter "Vav"? Nouns are fair game. (Don't tell me there is more than one - Varod or Vered is Aramaic, and the shoresh of Vidui does ...
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Sherlock Holmes & the Maharal of Prague [closed]

What is the connection between the Maharal and SHerlock Holmes?
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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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Washing and Bentching [closed]

Who washes and Bentches but does not eat?
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The Female N'vios [closed]

Name the females who where also n'vios (prophetesses)?