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Here is the third set of the best ‘Kosher’ lateral thinking puzzles. As before, you need to be able to think ‘outside the box’ in order to solve these puzzles. Nothing in them should be taken for granted - nothing is obvious. Read each very carefully. Look for the answer that best answers the question and facts given. Best of luck.
The answers to these puzzles can be found by clicking here - ANSWERS
(KLT#43) The Rabbi’s
During one of his Sabbath sermons, Rabbi Bloom told this riddle to his congregation: -
What’s better than God?
What’s more evil than the devil?
Poor people have it?
Rich people want it?
And if you eat it, you die?
SO WHAT’S THE ANSWER TO THIS RIDDLE?
(KLT#44) The strange
Moshe gave a piece of paper to his friend Avrahom. Written on the paper was the following: -
“This is an unusual paragraph, Avrahom. I'm curious to how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it! In fact, nothing is wrong with it, though it’s unusual. Study it, Avrahom, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But, if you work at it a bit, you might find out! Try to do so without any coaching. Good luck Avrahom.”
SO WHY IS THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH SO UNUSUAL?
(KLT#45) The family
Cyril and Freda have 3 sons, Melvyn, Benjamin and Harry. One day they all got involved in a big argument over whether Freda should invite her first cousin to Melvyn’s forthcoming wedding. During the shouting match, they upset Freda so much she ended up crying. So Cyril asked his sons to repeat three times that they were sorry for upsetting their mother. They apologised in unison.
Melvyn said, “We are sorry, we are sorry, we are sorry.”
Benjamin said, “We are sorry, we are sorry.”
Harry said, “We are sorry, we are sorry, we are sorry, we are sorry.”
WHICH OF HIS 3 SONS DID EXACTLY AS CYRIL HAD ASKED?
Which Jewish man played for both Great Britain and Germany at the Olympic Games in the same year?
(KLT#47) The trip
to the cinema
When the film ‘Oy vay Titanic’ was being shown at the Golders Green Ionic cinema, two sons and two fathers booked tickets to see it on the Wednesday night. They all saw the film together at the 7.30pm showing, and each sat in the back row. Yet they had only booked 3 seats.
WHY DID THEY ONLY BOOK 3 SEATS?
(KLT#48) The mechanics
Sharon has just started work as a receptionist at an adult education centre. Just her luck, on her first day she is asked to deliver an urgent message to Max Levy, who is attending the ‘how to fix your car when it breaks down’ course. The message is that his wife Leah has suddenly gone into labour and Max should get home at once.
Sharon goes straight to the correct classroom where 20 students are working and immediately gives the message to Max.
HOW DID SHARON KNOW WHO TO GIVE THE MESSAGE TO? SHE HAD NEVER MET MAX BEFORE.
Hymie lives all by himself. He never goes out and no one ever comes to see him. (How lonely can you get?).
One day, Hymie decides he has had enough. He gives all his plants one last full watering, he turns off all the lights and he leaves the building for good.
WHY DOES HYMIE’S ACTION RESULT IN THE DEATH OF 10 MEN?
home in the rain
Moshe, David, Henry and Alan were walking home together after attending their weekly Israeli dance class. It started to rain so all four of them set off on a run. David, Henry and Alan got home with soaking wet hair, but Moshe didn’t get his hair wet at all. Moshe was not wearing a hat, nor was he carrying an umbrella, and he didn’t stop anywhere to take shelter.
WHY DIDN’T MOSHE GET HIS HAIR WET?
(KLT#51) The shocking
Hetty was told by her friend, “I’ve just heard a terrible story. Levy has married two women, without divorcing either of them, and with neither of the women divorcing him or dying. Isn’t that a terrible thing for a Jewish man to do, Hetty?”
WHY WASN’T HETTY SHOCKED OR OUTRAGED ON HEARING THIS STORY?
(KLT#52) The hold
Benny, wearing a black hat and a scarf, parked outside an expensive jewellers shop in New Bond Street, held up a dozen people and then walked out of the shop a few minutes later with £7,000 worth of jewellery. Although one or two people were peering through the jeweller’s shop window at the time, none of them raised an eyebrow. And a nearby driver merely hooted his car horn.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THIS ACTION?
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