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Five are the books of T'hilim.

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Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/22856. –  msh210 Dec 18 '12 at 15:46

The number of aliyot given during Torah reading on yom tov.

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Five are the species of animals and birds that can be brought as sacrifices.

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Parsha connection! –  Isaac Moses Mar 21 '10 at 2:29

Five are the chapters of the Mishna - of Fathers.

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The number of tefillot on Yom Kippur

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The age to start learning miqra (according to the mishna in avot)

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Five are...

  • The daughters of Tzelafchad

  • Words in the most common pasuk in Torah ("Vayedaber Hashem el Moshe leimor")

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Each of the tablets Moshe brought down from Shamayim had 5 of the Aseres HaDibros inscribed

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...according to some. +1. –  msh210 May 8 '12 at 1:13

Five are the books normally considered m'gilos: Rus, Koheles, Shir Hashirim, Echa, and Ester.

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There are 5 grains that one has to take Challa from. (Challa 1:1)

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5 are the amount of children of Yaakov who either did or didn't need an extra blessing (I'm not unsure, it's a machlokes).

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Rashi on gen 47:2 –  Baby Seal Jan 27 at 20:12

Five are the number of kings in the House of Jehu, the longest dynasty of the Northern Kingdom: Jehu, Jehoahaz, Jehoash, Jeroboam, and Zecharia.

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