Who knows two hundred eighty-eight?
?שמונה ושמונים ומאתים - מי יודע
In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 288.
This number blossoms with lazy gematria possibility.
Check out mi-yodeya-series for the previous two hundred eighty-seven entries in this ongoing series.
Please include sources for your information wherever possible, as with all other answers on this site.