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Who knows one?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. In about a day, I will:

  • Upvote all interesting answers.

  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

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7 Answers 7

up vote 7 down vote accepted

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Panderer. You win this time. –  Isaac Moses Mar 17 '10 at 3:02

Umm, 2 years later, and no one has gone with:

  • One is Hashem, the Holy One, Blessed Be He, Creator of Heaven and Earth.
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Is "Creator of" how you interpret "sheba-"? –  Isaac Moses May 15 '12 at 4:18
@IsaacMoses Oh, I hadn't intended it to be the actual lashon of the song, but if you prefer it that way, I'll gladly switch it. –  HodofHod May 15 '12 at 4:23
No; this version's fine, and easier to understand, theologically. –  Isaac Moses May 15 '12 at 4:24
The "Lubavitch" version is also "Sheba-" –  Shmuel Brin May 15 '12 at 5:58
There is a famous line that someone once came to his Rosh Yehiva saying that he had a bad dream and doesn't know what to do. The Rosh Yeshiva asks him to tell him the dream, so his student told him that he had a dream that G-d died. The Rosh Yeshiva told him to stop worrying, as he probably thought about that during the day. The student answered "Can't be! I haven't thought about G-d in who knows how many years!" –  Shmuel Brin May 15 '12 at 6:00

echad (1)=13 (aleph=1, chet=8, dalet=4) Thirteen are the midos of Hashem!

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You think you can skip to the end? –  Isaac Moses Mar 17 '10 at 3:00
That's Maharal. Showing how 13 goes to 1. 12 needs 1 to even it out to 13, to a complete 1. Like the 12 months need an extra to make 1 solar year (on average), or the 12 tribes need Jacob to declare "Shema Yisrael ... Hashem ECHAD." –  Shalom Mar 17 '10 at 14:28
See also: astrotorah.weeklyshtikle.com/2010/03/… –  Isaac Moses Mar 17 '10 at 19:31


(cf. אבן עזרא לשמות ג:יד)

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3:15 in my edition. Heavy, man. –  Isaac Moses Mar 16 '10 at 4:42

Shabbos 28b says that the bull that Adam Harishon brought as a sacrifice had one horn.

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1 is the amount of wives you can have post Cheirem D'Rabbeinu Gershom in the communities that accepted it.

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It's also the amount of husbands you can have in those communities. –  Double AA Jan 27 '14 at 20:16
@DoubleAA No, I cannot have any husbands in any communities. Women, on the other hand... –  YeZ Jan 27 '14 at 20:18
????? I'm confused what about my claim you say is wrong... –  Double AA Jan 27 '14 at 20:19
@DoubleAA Well, you said "you" which would be me. I am a male. It's an issur kares for me to marry a man and therefore kiddushin would not be tofes. So I can't have any husbands. –  YeZ Jan 27 '14 at 20:20
You said "you" in your answer, which would be every reader of Mi Yodeya. Are they all male that they can have wives? –  Double AA Jan 27 '14 at 20:21

Shallum son of Jabesh reigned as king for one month in Samaria (Kings II 15:13).

Ahazia of Judah reigned for one year, (Kings I 8:26).

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