PARSHA-PIX Parshat Chayei Sara
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400 silver pieces that Avraham handed over to EFRON (pencil = IPARON,
spelled the same as EFRON).
Avraham came to eulogize Sarah and to cry. V’LIVKOTAH is written
with a small KAF. There it is, under the pencil - a small
kaf, a.k.a. a demitasse spoon.
G-d blessed Avraham BAKOL. There is an opinion that this blessing
included a precious gem that had miraculous curative powers. That’s
it under the B”H.
Eliezer’s search is represented a couple
of times. There's a speech-bubble with a chain in it, standing for
VAYOMAR, and he (Eliezer) said, which is
read with a SHALSHELET (chain).
BARUCH HASHEM was said by Eliezer.
Then there is Dakva’s scene of Rivka at
the well (spring) watering Eliezer’s
There is one of the gold rings Eliezer
gave to Rivka.
The Xed out turkey platter is
Eliezer’s refusal to eat before he had
completed “business”. Good thing, because Lavan
had poisoned the food (poison symbol).
CHUPA is for Yitzchak’s marriage to Rivka (also
Avraham’s to Ketura).
Gift for Rivka and her family, and
Avraham's gifts to the children of the “PILAGSHIM”.
The word TEREM appears 8 times in the Torah, twice in
Chayei Sara (Terem
The bottle of NEVIOT water is for the sound-alike of the first born
Two dots form a SH'VA - this is a sound-alike for a grandson of
Ketura. Animals & chair?
are from haftara.
are Torah Tidbits-style riddles on
(sometimes on the calendar). They are found in the hard-copy of TT
scattered throughout, usually at the bottom of different columns. In
the electronic versions of TT, they are found all together at the
end of the ParshaPix-TTriddles section.
The best solution set submitted each week (there isn't always a
best) wins a double prize a CD from Noam
Productions and/or a gift (game, puzzle, book, etc.) from Big Deal
Last issue’s (Vayeira)
 TTriddle connection between Yitzchak
and his tonsils
 Indicates that the Greek capital is very hot
 For sure, the free-loan society of 1948 is like the nation
 Avraham, Yaakov, Yehuda - to whom?
 Avimelech's grand gesture
household,Yosef's brothers, and
 He offered it; he asked for it
And the envelope, please...
 And the boy (Yitzchak) grew, VAYIGAMEIL, and he was weaned -
says Rashi, at 24 months. The word
VAYIGAMEIL is unusual enough to prompt a search.
One other occurrence of the same spelling but not the same vowels.
VAYIGMOL, referring to the staff of
Aharon that produced almonds.
SH'KEIDIM, Hebrew for almonds, is also the word for tonsils.
 In the description of the heat of the destruction of
Sedom, the word KIVSHAN (furnace) is
Onkeles for KIVSHAN is ATUNA, the Hebrew for Athens, Greece's
 For sure = BETACH, free-loan society = GEMACH, 1948 = TASHACH
(the year 5708), like the nation= K'HAAM. Rearrange the letters of
each Hebrew word and you get TEVCH, GACHAM, TACHASH, and MAACHA -
the four sons of NACHOR by his pilegesh
VAYIGASH, and he approached. Avraham
approached G-d, so to speak, to argue on behalf of the people of
Sedom. Yaakov approached Yitzchak a
couple of times and the well covered with a large stone.
Yehuda approached Yosef.
 Play on words. 1000 = a grand. His grand gesture was to give
Avraham 1000 silver pieces.
 VAYIR'U HAANASHIM, and the people
were scared. This phrase appears in Tanach
only four times. Avimelech's household
was scared when Avimelech told them all
that happened (G-d's words to him in a
dream, etc. ).
Yosef's brothers were scared when they found their money in
the sacks of food. And Yona's shipmates
were scared when Yona told them that he
was a Jew and what was happening was G-d's
doing. The phrase is repeated when Yona
was tossed overboard and the sea calmed. That put the fear of G-d in
 M'AT MAYIM, a little bit of water. Four times in
Tanach; twice in Torah. He (Avraham)
offered it to the visitors to wash their feet.
Eliezer asked Rivka for it. (So did
Sisra ask Yael for a little bit
of water, but she gave him milk and he got sleepy -
 The column of NaCl was unexplained
in the ParshaPix. It represents IDIT or
IRIS (Lot's wife's name found in two different
Midrashim. In Hebrew, the two names look very much alike).
This week's TTriddles:
 Gave to the seven year old
 His sons are 4,3,5,4,4,4,3,3,4,4,4,4; his nephew's are
 If the vowels were different, we could say this is talking about
 There are only 5 or 6 others like this one
 Only Rivka and Tamar
gifts, Shimon, Efrayim &
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