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Who knows one hundred sixty-five?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will:

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  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

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165 were the adonim of the mishkan.

96 for the mishkan's support (40+40+16)

4 for the paroches

5 for the opening of the mishkan

60 around the chatzer (20+20+10+3+3+4)

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165 YEARS that are MISsing from the CALenDAR. (Approximately)

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You can't answer these years later! Otherwise you could go find cool numbers and add them to the corresponding number. That defeats the purpose of this challenge! :) –  Baal Shemot Tovot Mar 27 '12 at 19:44
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@l' I've only been on this site since 278 and we all know the lower numbers are more fun. I have to lose out on all the fun? –  Double AA Mar 27 '12 at 19:48
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Yishmael would have been 165 when Yosef was born.

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In the early years of World War II, Ecuador still admitted a certain amount of immigrants, and in 1939, when several South American countries refused to accept the 165 Jewish refugees from Germany aboard the ship "Koenigstein," Ecuador granted them entry permits.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Ecuador.html

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