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Who knows one hundred?

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100 is the number of prophets Ovadya hid from Izevel (M'lachim I 18:4).

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$100 is the threshold value a Rabbi of mine suggested for determining whether a new garment deserves a "Shehecheyanu".

(Interestingly, he suggested the same threshold over many years, apparently not taking inflation into consideration. Perhaps the psychological value of that round number retains significance across inflation.)

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Im not sure what your looking for

יודעי = 100

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In general, any Jewish facts about the number in question. –  Isaac Moses Oct 4 '10 at 3:20
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100 cc is a k'betza according to the Chazon Ish, IINM. (As always, CYLOR.)

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100 is the number of people Elisha fed with a small amount of food (M'lachim II 4:43). (I haven't checked the commentaries, so it could be that this is an example of the hyperbole mentioned above, but I doubt it. Note that Rabbi Aron Tendler seems to say it really means 100.)

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Also the Gemara seems to assume that it's literal, because it uses this to calculate that Elisha had 2200 full-time students (Kesubos 106a). –  Alex Oct 7 '10 at 20:16
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The area, on top of the exterior altar, where the kohanim would walk was 262−242=100 square amos (cubits). Source: mishnayos Midos chapter 3.

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The Medrash Rabba in Parshas Mishpatim mentions that Kayin had 100 children.

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100 is the gimatriya of לכן and of מדה במדה. Source: Baal Haturim, start of Pin'chas.

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100 is a number used as an example of a very large number in rabbinic Hebrew, as in Rashi to D'varim 15:10 and as in "דוחה מאה תוכחות".‎

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Isn't the "100" in that Rashi coming out of the Midrash, rather than the Torah? –  Isaac Moses Oct 7 '10 at 17:06
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We find it used in Biblical Hebrew too - in Eccles. 6:3, "אם יוליד איש מאה". –  Alex Oct 7 '10 at 18:47
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100 is the g'matriya of "מדון" (Rashi, Sanhedrin 7a).

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