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Who knows one hundred seventy-four?

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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174 is the number of hours Chametz is prohibited by the Torah any year. 7 times 24 plus the last 6 hours of Passover Eve.

174 is also the numerical equivalent of the words כסף and זהב together. This is significant, together with the previous item, in explaining a verse in Psalms 105 37:

ויוציאם בכסף וזהב ואין בשבטיו כושל

See R' Zvi Elimelech of Dinov, Igra dPirka, 193, for the full treatment.

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Beautiful answer... deserves the check! – Gershon Gold Jan 26 '11 at 18:05

Supposedly, 174 Jews (or maybe 174 American Jews?) won the Croix de Guerre in World War Ⅰ. (I don't know whether that includes the French and Belgian croix or just the French.)

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There are 6 Jewish months that have 29 days - Cheshvan (usually), Teves, Adar, Iyar, Tamuz, Ellul - 6 x 29 = 174

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