PARSHA-PIX Shabbat Yom Kippur
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Most of the ParshaPix is straightforward - not too many puzzle-type
items. So puzzle-people might be disappointed, but the ParshaPix
will probably work well with your children. One of the main purposes
of ParshaPix is use it as a springboard for review and discussion
with family and guests.
Davka Judaica Graphics supplied many of the images. Upper-right is a
Kol Nidrei scene, with Chazan and two Torah-carrying members of the
congregation, all three in kittel and talit. The flanking of the
Chazan with two men with Torahs forms sort of a Beit Din, which is
appropriate for Kol Nidrei, a voiding of certain vows- which is a
function of a Beit Din.
Then there is the Kohen Gadol with two identical goats. Above one of
the goats is the logo of Mif'al HaPayis, Israel's national lottery.
Here it represents the lots that the Kohen Gadol drew to determine
which goat becomes a Korban Chatat and which one gets sent out into
the wilderness accompanied by the ISH ITI. (See Catriel's piece on
Lower-right is the big fish which housed Yona for three days and is
seen here disgorging him.
The balance scale has one pan loaded with mitzva-objects (visible on
the website) which successfully outweigh the demerits in the other
The Luchot are the second set, presented to us on the original Yom
The Xed out shoe is for one of the INUYIM.
Memorial candle is for Yizkor.
5 T'FILOT and 5 INUYIM.
are Torah Tidbits-style riddles on Parshat HaShavua (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
Last issue’s (N&V, RH, Haazinu) TTriddles:
 How you might describe the New York City Jewish Policemen
Society going on a walk along the walls
 BUG separates; THIS combines
 Don't confuse the Shofar with some plants
 Yes, secret wine from-Judah in-life
 Whose successors get the pep-words?
 Same phrase describes 9Av and its opposite
And the envelope, please...
 NYC Jewish Police Society is the SHOMRIM (the guardians). The
well-known pasuk in the 7th of the Consolation Haftarot (Nitzavim-Vayeilech)
says: AL CHOMOTAYICH YERUSHALAYIM HIFKADTI SHOMRIM.
 This is a TTriddle version of the mnemonic device for the rule
of when Nitzavim and Vayeilech are combined and when they are
separated. BUG is for BET and GIMEL, i.e. Monday and Tuesday. When
Rosh HaShana is MON-TUE or TUE-WED, then Nitzavim is read before RH
and Vayeilech is Shabbat Shuva. In those years, Haazinuis between YK
and Sukkot. BUG separates. THIS is ZEH in Hebrew. That's ZAYIN and
HEI. When RH is SHA-SUN or THU-FRI (like it was this year), then
Nitzavim and Vayeilech are combined for the Shabbat before RH;
Haazinu is Shabbat Shuva. And there is no Shabbat between YK and
Sukkot, so there is no need for a weekly sedra before VZOT HABRACHA
on Simchat Torah.
 The word SHOFAR, scrambled (the word confuse was the clue that
the letters of the word were to be mixed up) give the initial
letters of the last four words in D'varim 29:17 - SHORESH POREH ROSH
V'LAANA, referring to roots with gall and wormwood.
 Yes in Hebrew is KEIN - g'matriya is 70. Secret is SOD, also 70.
Wine is YAYIN. You got it, 70. MIYEHUDA = 40+10+5+6+4+5 = 70. And
BACHAYIM is also 70. That's the one from Nitzavim, as in UVACHARTA
BACHAYIM, and you shall choose life. Baal HaTurim says that 70
represents the Torah, as in "70 faces of the Torah", so the choice
of Torah is a choice of life. (Also, there are 70 p'sukim in
 We had a variation or two on this TTriddle before. CHAZAK
VE'EMATZ are the pep words, said to Yehoshua (several times) and to
Shlomo HaMelech. They are the successors of Moshe Rabeinu and David
 There is a phrase at the end of Nitzavim that means to dwell in
Eretz Yisrael - LASHEVET AL HAADAMA. Exile was one of the
consequences of the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash, marked on
Tish'a b'Av, when the rule is to sit on the ground.
This week's TTriddles:
 What does a train whistle have to do with YK?
 150, or at least 4
 16:34am - 18:30pm
 No p'sukim of Maftir fit well (with one dot)
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