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The Riddler: Unraveling Shimshon's Puzzle

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Jun 3, 2020
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Although famous for his brute strength, Shimshon also demonstrated craftiness in posing a riddle to his Philistine wedding entourage - a puzzle that ultimately led to his losing a bet to them and the rest...is part of Jewish history. After reviewing the background of the riddle and analyzing the various ways in which his wedding party could have solved it, we discuss the clever use of language and how Shimshon used verbal "sleight-of-hand" to fool them. This leads us to reviewing Yoseph's resolution of Pharaoh's dreams, and how Pharaoh's wizards were misled by a similar linguistic nuance. The shiur was given in memory of our teacher, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm zt"l. יהי זכרו ברוך

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by David and Deborah Pfeffer and family in memory of Ilana Pfeffer A'H on her second Yahrzeit and by Barry & Marcia Levinson in honor of Eliron & Devorah Levinson and their children, Chava Bracha, Moshe Chaim, Golda Chana & Dovid Yisroel; and Aviyam & Rina Levinson and their children, Nesanel Eliyahu, Chana Malka & Shmuel Dovid & in honor of Rabbi Yoni Slater & by Dr. Danny Feuer for a refuah shleima for Naomi bat Nesha בתוך שאר חולי ישראל & l'ilui nishmas Baruch Leib ben Mordechai Yidel HaKohein, by his children