Published April 19, 2012
Last issue’s (Pesach) TTriddles:
 Mehetabel follows command
Command is TZAV. Gimatriya is 96. That’s the number of p’sukim Tzav has, according to tradition. The problem is that we count 97 p’sukim - could be one-off in gimatriya doesn’t matter; could be a slight difference in dividing the sedra into p’sukim. Anyway, Mehetabel is numerically equal to 40+5+10+9+2+ 1+30 = 97. Who was she? A queen of Edom (B’reishit 36:39). Who was he? Grandfather of Sh’maya (Nechemya 6:10). How’s that for a neutral name. Know any boys or girls named Mehetabel? Didn’t think so.
 All except 100 conform to the rule
All Menachot (flour & oil offerings) in the Mikdash are made according to matza rules - they may not be chameitz. Aside from the Two Loaves of Shavuot, which were chameitz, the other exception to the rule are 10 of the 40 accompanying loaves / wafers / crackers / whatever for the Korabn Toda. Psalm 100 is MIZMOR L’TODA.
 We announce their day
On the Shabbat following Pesach, we in Israel read Parshat Sh’mini, thereby announcing the fact that in Chutz LaAretz, they were celebrat- ing the Yom HaShmini of Pesach.
 5th, 6th, 8th, 13th (twice), 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th (twice)
Numbers refer to the Hebrew Alef-Bet. Take a HEI, VAV, CHET, two MEMs, a SAMACH, PEI, TZADI, and two REISHes and arrange them to spell PESACH, MATZA, and MAROR.
That’s it. A very modest TTriddle-set, especially for a Trippple issue.
This week’s TTriddles:
 This ZOT binds these and no others
 Did this before. And now again.
 Elul combines with water, fear, and pocket, but in England, it’s the cup in Chanuka
 3 arrows, not 4 gate people
 What would have happened to Groucho Marx had he been a purifying former m’tzora?
 Eyes at the end - just these two
 And Leah became pregnant and (then) gave birth - this week?
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