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Who knows one hundred forty-four?

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Yitzhak's age when Yaakov got married.
(Yaakov was 77 when he got to Lavan. He worked 7 years, and then married Lea and Rachel, at age 84. Yitzhak was 60 when Yaakov was born, so he was 144 when Yaakov got married)

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It's sad that he couldn't make it to the wedding. –  Isaac Moses Dec 13 '10 at 21:24

There are 144 Etzba'ot (fingers) in a Kane (קנה):
There are 4 Etzba'ot in a Tefach (טפח) and 6 Tefachim in an Amma (אמה), and 6 amot in a Kane

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8 x Chai

144 = Kedem

I guess it is a good reason to make a L'Chayim

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gross! (pun intended) –  Jeremy Dec 13 '10 at 14:48

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