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In Judaism, many numbers are significant for one of more reasons.

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22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 33
40 · 42 · 49 · 50 · 54 · 60 · 63 · 70 · 80 · 90
100 · 120 · 147 · 150 · 175 · 180 · 200
245 · 248 · 300 · 365 · 374 · 400 · 586
600 · 601 · 613 · 702 · 930 · 950 · 969
304,805
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1

2

3

  • The gematria of the Hebrew letter ג
  • A symbol of holiness. The Holy of Holies occupied one-third, and the Holy Place two-thirds, of the entire Temple.
  • There were three vessels each for the altar of burnt offering, the altar of incense, and the Ark.
  • The candlestick had twice three arms (besides the shaft, which also held a lamp), and each arm had three knobs.
  • The priestly blessing consists of three sections (Num. vi. 24, 25)
  • In kedusha, word "holy" is recited three times.
  • The patriarchs of the Jewish people[3]
  • The number of prayers recited daily[3]
  • The number of Shabbat meals[3]
  • The number of shofar sounds[3]
  • The Shalosh Ragalim (Jewish festivals): Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot[4]
  • Number of aliyot for a Torah reading on a weekday or at mincha
  • Date in Tishrei of the Fast of Gedalia

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

  • One of two numbers that is written differently from the conventions of writing numbers in Hebrew in order to avoid writing the name of G-d.[7] The other is 16.
  • Date of the Hebrew month on which the full moon occurs. Several holidays occur on this date: Pesach, Tu B'Av, Sukkot, Tu B'Shevat, and Shushan Purim.

16

  • One of two numbers that is written differently from the conventions of writing numbers in Hebrew in order to avoid writing the name of G-d. The other is 15.

17

18

  • Gematria of "CHAI" חַי, the Hebrew word for life. Numbers evenly divisible by this number are considered good luck.
  • The maximum number of minutes matzah is allowed to bake in order to be considered kosher for Pesach
  • Date in the month of Iyar when Lag Ba'omer occurs

19

20

22

23

24

  • Total number of books in the Tanakh

25

  • Date in the month of Elul on which creation began
  • Date in the month of Kislev Chanukah begins

26

27

28

29

30

33

40

  • The gematria of the Hebrew letter מ
  • Years in the desert
  • Days and nights of rain during the flood that occurred at the time of Noah
  • Isaac's age at marriage to Rebecca
  • Esau's age at marriage to his first two wives
  • Number of days Jonah prophesies will pass before Nineveh is destroyed. They repent in the interim.
  • Number of se'ah (volume measurement of water) in a mikveh (ritual bath)
  • Number of years of the reign of David, Solomon, and the most righteous judges in the book of Judges

42

49

50

54

60

63

  • Total tractates in the six books of the Mishnah

70

80

90

100

120

147

150

175

180

200

245

  • Words in the Shema prayer

248

300

365

374

400

500

586

600

601

613

700

702

800

900

930

950

969

304,805

  • Total number of letters in the Torah

References

  1. ^ Yaffa Ganz, Who Knows One?: A Book of Jewish Numbers, Nanuet, N.Y.: Feldheim Publishers, 1981. ISBN 0-87306-285-X.
  2. ^ a b Yaffa Ganz, Who Knows One?: A Book of Jewish Numbers, Nanuet, N.Y.: Feldheim Publishers, 1981. ISBN 0-87306-285-X.
  3. ^ a b c d Yaffa Ganz, Who Knows One?: A Book of Jewish Numbers, Nanuet, N.Y.: Feldheim Publishers, 1981. ISBN 0-87306-285-X.
  4. ^ Yaffa Ganz, Who Knows One?: A Book of Jewish Numbers, Nanuet, N.Y.: Feldheim Publishers, 1981. ISBN 0-87306-285-X.
  5. ^ a b c d e Gabriella Samuel, The Kabbalah Handbook: A Concise Encyclopedia of Terms and Concepts in Jewish Mysticism, New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2007. p. 242. ISBN 1-58542-560-5.
  6. ^ a b c d Gabriella Samuel, The Kabbalah Handbook: A Concise Encyclopedia of Terms and Concepts in Jewish Mysticism, New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2007. p. 243. ISBN 1-58542-560-5.
  7. ^ Wayne Dosick, Living Judaism: The Complete Guide to Jewish Belief, Tradition, and Practice, New York: HarperCollins, 1995. p. 155. ISBN 0-06-062179-6.
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