Puzzle Tov 

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A Time of Angels Book CoverWhat the Book is About:

This is a fun collection of puzzles, brainteasers, and riddles, from beginners to expert levels, each with a Jewish spin. Puzzles make up the first half of the book; solutions are at the end. Kids will enjoy testing themselves and each other with these fun riddles! 

Jewish Content and Values

Each puzzle has a Jewish spin: In a restaurant puzzle, Nadav and his friends eat hummus and must divide the pita fairly. Nate must figure out how to turn on the yahrzeit (memorial) lamp at synagogue for his wealthy, dear departed Uncle Izzy in only five minutes. In a Mossad (Israeli secret service) interview you are asked to solve a riddle, etc.   

Positive Role Models

Be proud of yourself if you can manage to solve these puzzles!! 

Content Advisory

None

Talk it Over

Do you like riddles and brainteasers? Which is your favorite?  

More For You

The very first Jewish riddle was posed by Samson, at his wedding feast to his new Philistine relatives: (Judges 14/14) “Out of the eater, something to eat and out of the strong, something sweet.”   

The prize for solving the riddle within seven days was thirty sets of expensive new clothes. The Philistines could not solve the riddle and pressured Samson’s new wife until she gave them the answer: a beehive in the slayed carcass of a lion.   

They returned to Samson and said: “What is sweeter than honey and stronger than a lion?” Samson replied: “Had you not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle.” Furious at his new wife’s betrayal, he left her and killed 30 Philistines to pay the debt.