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Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 12:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because we were Jewish, everyone knew she was a girl.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 2:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does "we" include you?
Is "she" a baby? Was she not circumcised (thus she had to be a girl)?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 9:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does "we" include "her"?
Does "we" include [LTPF list of integers] people?
Is she a baby? toddler? child? teenager? adult?
Is she Jewish?
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Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ummm, because she wouldn't sell something?

(SORRY - I just heard a good Christian / Moslem /Jew joke recently, and it actually didn't insult any of them. If asked, I'll repeat it here.)

"Everyone" -
the immediate family?
the neighborhood?
the local newspaper?

Was it wonderful that everyone knew she was a girl?

Or, not so wonderful?
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Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 - 5:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not Jewish but I work at a Jewish Y so I learnt some things. Ex: in Jerusalem where the West wall is, females are fenced off from the men; I assume this is because females can't pray along side men. Are you in Jerusalem?
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Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 - 6:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does "we" include you? Yes
Is "she" a baby? Yes, yope, or no, DOYD of "baby" Was she not circumcised (thus she had to be a girl)? Yope - circumcision is relevant

Does "we" include "her"? Yes, but could be yesish if properly phrased
Does "we" include [LTPF list of integers] people? Three or four, depending on if "her" is involved. But many more are tangentially included in "we". They are otherwise irrelevant.
Is she a baby? assuming you mean "Was she a [x] at the time of the puzzle statement" then this is closest. toddler? child? teenager? adult?
Is she Jewish? Yes or yesish, depending on interpretation of the question

Ummm, because she wouldn't sell something? huh?

(SORRY - I just heard a good Christian / Moslem /Jew joke recently, and it actually didn't insult any of them. If asked, I'll repeat it here.) Ok, go ahead... I may have heard it before though... I've heard several of them that don't insult any, but I suppose some could be considered anti-Semitic if told by a non-Jew.

"Everyone" -
the immediate family? This
the neighborhood? Some of them, explore
the local newspaper? Explore

Was it wonderful that everyone knew she was a girl?

Or, not so wonderful? Well, in Judaism, it's considered bad luck to mention that sort of thing before the baby's born, so I suppose this. Which is why we didn't actually mention it, even though they figured it out anyway...

'm not Jewish but I work at a Jewish Y so I learnt some things. Ex: in Jerusalem where the West wall is, females are fenced off from the men; I assume this is because females can't pray along side men. Are you in Jerusalem? No, good thought though. And that's considered an Orthodox Judaism principle, and I'm Conservative. Conservative and Reform let them pray together. My sister put a bumper sticker on the car we share that says "Ha'kotel l'kulam v'kulan" . "Ha'kotel" refers to the Wall, and "l'kulam v'kulan" means "For everybody [masculine/mixed sex group] and everybody [female]." The point being, let them pray together. That's completely irrelevant though.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 - 9:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the parents not know the child's gender at birth? Is birth, in fact, relevant?
Ultrasound relevant?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Is she an unborn child at the time of the puzzle statement?

Is she your sister?
Does "we" include your parents? you?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the parents not know the child's gender at birth? they knew Is birth, in fact, relevant?
Ultrasound relevant? rest is irr

Is she an unborn child at the time of the puzzle statement? Yes.

Is she your sister? Yes
Does "we" include your parents? you? Yes
Balin (Balin)
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Were your parents asked what gender the child was? Did they tell people who asked?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 9:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it because your parents hadn't arranged/invited people to the bris?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Were your parents asked what gender the child was? Yes Did they tell people who asked? No

is it because your parents hadn't arranged/invited people to the bris? No, that wouldn't tip anybody off, as to invite people to a bris before the baby is born would be considered bad luck...
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Would your parents have told people the gender when asked if she had been a boy?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 8:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would your parents have told people the gender when asked if she had been a boy? No, be careful here...
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Is your sister older than you?
Shez (Shez)
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was it given away by something someone said? something someone did? the way someone acted?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 - 10:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your sister older than you? No, irr
was it given away by something someone said? this is closest something someone did? some of this too, with a slight -ish. But they wouldn't have known if not for what was said. the way someone acted?
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Was it given away by something her mother said? Her father? You? The family as a whole?

Is the actual something that gave it away related to Judaism? Or just to having a girl baby? Is it practical? Or more of a tradition? Could a Gentile wholly unfamiliar with Judaism possibly guess that she was a girl?

Were people tipped off in some way that a circumcision would not be occurring? Perhaps because the family was planning to do something else at that time?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so not quite something someone said? something someone sang? shouted? prayed? wrote?

the person who "said" something - the mother? the father? another family member? a doctor? midwife? other medical professional?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Was it given away by something her mother said? Her father? You? The family as a whole? this is closest

Is the actual something that gave it away related to Judaism? Yes Or just to having a girl baby? Yope Is it practical? Or more of a tradition? Neither if these. "tradition" would be no-ish-ish if that makes any sense. Could a Gentile wholly unfamiliar with Judaism possibly guess that she was a girl? Probably not.

Were people tipped off in some way that a circumcision would not be occurring? Yes!!!!! Perhaps because the family was planning to do something else at that time? Yes, but there's more to it than that.
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2011 - 4:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, nobody seems to care about this anyy more so I'll just


****SPOILER****

My sister Leanne was a scheduled caesarian section eight days before Yom Kippur. When we told people the date of the c-section, they knew she would be a girl. After all, if she were a boy, the bris (circumsision) wouuld be on Yom Kippur. And if we could avoid it, we wouldn't do that.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 12:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

rats! I was on the right track and talked myself out of it!
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - 12:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle, but I sometimes wish you wouldn't give up that easily and spoil your puzzles so early. I mean, other people's puzzles don't see new questions for weeks, and they just give a hint.
No offense though, I just think it'd be more fun if you kept the puzzles running (:

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