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Who knows two hundred seventy-four?

In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 274.

Check out for the previous two hundred seventy-three entries in this ongoing series.

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Why the sudden change in format? –  Dave Oct 26 '11 at 14:21
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@Dave 1. I have to make some change each time or the SE engine rejects it preemptively as a dupe. 2. It's nice to keep things fresh. 3. To provide a little more explanation for people who may not have already figured it out, especially given that I've slowed down on the frequency of these a great deal. –  Isaac Moses Oct 26 '11 at 14:24
    
The previous 274? –  msh210 Oct 26 '11 at 17:07
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@msh210, yeah, for some values of "previous." Either choice could result in confusion, and I chose the one that looks right before you start digging. –  Isaac Moses Oct 26 '11 at 17:13
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From Parshas Noach - Breishis 9:24 - וייקץ נח = 274

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In 1686, when the Holy Roman Empire took Buda from the Turks, the captors killed the city's Jews, but one Sender Tausk of Prague ransomed 274 of them to safety, according to a contemporary poem cited by Hilde Pach.

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