Thursday, February 24, 2011

An Old School, Mixed Bag, Blog Post

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RSR Hirsch says that we're told after the time of Kayin that music was created, because music is all mood and the mood of the world had to change. I think of this when I listen to music to soothe my mood.


Breishit Trivia

1. Who invented musical instruments?
2. Name two women described in Breishit as having their faces covered with a veil.
3. Name someone who was not one of the Avot or Imahot whose name was changed in Sefer Breishit.
4. Name three people described one way or another as a son born from old age (some variation of ben zekunim).
5. Two pairs of brothers who hugged and fell on each other's necks and cried.
6. Name two people who said, "Am I in the role of G-d (tachat Elokim)?"
7. 7 days of wedding celebration. 7 days of mourning.
8. Where do we see the example set that it's proper to ask a woman if she wishes to marry a man rather than assume on her behalf?
9. Other than Avraham, who ran to greet a guest? (It's not Lot)
10. When does Yaakov say that an angel should/will bless his descendants? (It's not when he wrestles the malach of Eisav)


Tonight I watched a fascinating movie. I know a bit more than I used to about Yiddish theater. I know a lot more than I used to about the Burstyn family. When I was a kid I remember everyone making a big deal that an Israeli got the lead in Barnum, the Broadway show. I didn't know his lineage. I din't know his father was a superstar and his mother was a star too (and his twin sister, in her youth). The movie's called The Komediant. I highly recommend it.


Anonymous ss said...

1. No idea.
2. Tamar and RIvka
3. Yosef - Tzafnat Paneach
4. Yosef, Yitzchak, Binyamin (?)
5. Yaakov and Eisav, Yosef and Binyamin
6. Yaakov and Yitzchak (?)
7. "Maleh Shavua zot" - after Yaakov and Leah's wedding; Hashem waited to start the flood for 7 days until the mourning period for Metushelah was done.
8. Betuel and Lavan ask Rivka
9. Lavan
10. Hamalach Hagoel

March 1, 2011 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

Great! Mostly right - amazing!

6 is half right

7b i'm looking for an answer in the psukim

otherwise, all right.

now it's time for me to write new ones.

March 1, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Anonymous ss said...

7b. l'yamim od shiva - I looked it up now, cuz i couldn't remember the exact pasuk last night

what are the ones i didn't get?

March 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM  

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