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Who knows one hundred six?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will:

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  • Go on to the next number.

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There are 106 quotations from Tanach in mishnayos Kadashim, according to Jason Kalman, "Building houses on the sand: the analysis of Scripture citation in the Mishnah", Journal for Semitics, ISSN 1013-8471, volume 13, number 2, 2004, pages 186–224. I haven't counted them, myself.

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Rambam (in his Sefer Hamitzvos, end of the section on positive commandments) enumerates 60 positive mitzvos that a typical man would perform over the course of his lifetime (barring unusual circumstances), of which 46 apply to women as well. So a married couple would, between them, perform 106 positive mitzvos.

(A stretch, I know...)

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106 is the denominator in an approximation of pi in a popular (for certain Jew-geeky values of "popular"), gematria-based inference from Sefer Melachim.

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Believe it or not, this one came to my mind when I considered 106, not from random Jewgling of 106. –  Isaac Moses Oct 18 '10 at 18:05
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Or "106 is the gematria of the funny spelling for the word circumference, kava, in Kings." –  Shalom Oct 19 '10 at 19:32
    
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/16892 –  msh210 Jun 6 '12 at 18:55
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