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Who knows one hundred forty-one?

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141 is the floor of the greatest distance (141 and a third, in cubits) two cities can be to view them as one (sort of: see mishnayos Eruvin chapter 5).

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141 years ago (Nov. 9, 1869) the Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Joseph visited Jerusalem. Among the benefits to the Jewish People from his visit: a donation towards the completion of one of the Old City's famous shuls, Tiferes Yisrael (now, unfortunately, destroyed).

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141 is how many judges the great sanhedrin obviously doesn't need. (Source: Bavli, Sanhedrin 3b.)

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...which is also true of the numbers 16, 571, 4237½, and √π. Though it is true that the Gemara doesn't mention those as possibilities. :) –  Alex Dec 7 '10 at 21:37
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Mitzva = 141

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