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Who knows one hundred twenty-eight?

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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128 are the days from זמן שמחתנו until מרבין בשמחה (in Israel (where שמ״ע is one day) in a "full" year).

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128 years separate the first imprisonment (and release) of a Chabad Rebbe from the last. The first - R' Shneur Zalman of Liadi, released from prison on the 19th of Kislev 5559 (1798); the last - R' Yosef Yitzchak, released from prison on the 12th of Tammuz 5687 (1927).

128 years also separate the passing of the two Chabad Rebbes who were namesakes: the Tzemach Tzedek, 13th of Nissan 5626 (1866), and the last Rebbe, 3rd of Tammuz 5754 (1994).

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128 were the people of Anasos, and also the descendants of Asaf, who went to Y'rushalayim, as listed in Ezra chapter 2.

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128 were the soldiers who lived in Y'rushalayim (N'chemya 11:14).

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