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Who knows thirty-four?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. After about one business day, I will:

  • Upvote all interesting answers.

  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

34 perakim in Devarim

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And also the number of pesuchos (open) parashiyos in this book (Rambam, Hil. Sefer Torah, ch. 8). – Alex May 11 '10 at 1:19
Checkmark for collaboration on another cool coincidence. – Isaac Moses May 11 '10 at 15:52

34 is the age to which Doeg lived. (Sanhedrin 69b and 106b)

He was a brilliant Torah scholar but morally corrupt, and a major nemesis of King David. The Mishnah (ibid. 90a) lists him as one of the people who lost his share in the World to Come for his misdeeds, although an opinion in the Gemara there (ibid. 104b-105a, "dorshei reshumos") states that G-d gave it back to him.

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