Saturday, February 19, 2011

In response to a question

At a gathering of Lakewood Askonim (lishaim shumaiyim) a question was asked on this weeks sedrah "Ki sisah".

There were 600,000 men over 20 that left mitzraiyim, so there were an equal amount of women and at least twice as many children. In total there were at least 1,800,000 that they collected gold for the "aigel". Each one gave at least an ounce of gold, that would be over 100,000 lbs of gold.
The average weight of a calf is at most 400 lbs, what happened to the rest of the 100,000 lbs of gold?

The best response was "by Lakewood askonim" (lishaim shumaiyim) we don't ask such questions, vi'hamaivin-yu'vin.

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