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Who knows one hundred thirty-seven?

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Interesting cluster of relatively-significant ages, so far. Any idea if they're linked? –  Isaac Moses Dec 1 '10 at 20:16

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Yishmael lived for 137 years (Genesis 25:17).

Amram, father of Moshe, lived for 137 years (Exodus 6:20).

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  1. Avraham's age in the time of Akedat Yitzchak (and consequently - when Sarah died)

  2. The Tehilim verse that is said before Birkat Hamazon every day that is not Shabbat or holiday

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Levi the son of Yaakov Avinu lived for 137 years. He was the longest living son of Yaakov.

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Yitzchak's age when Yaakov left Yeshivas Shem v'Ever

123 when he sent Yaakov away (derived from Megilla 17a)

14 years of Yaaakov learning

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