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Who knows one hundred seventy-six?

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

  • Upvote all interesting answers.

  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

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The longest parasha, Naso, has 176 pesukim.

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There are 176 words in the first two paragraphs of Shema (including Baruch Shem).

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The longest chapter of Tehilim - Tehilim 119 has 176 Pesukim

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176 is the last daf of the maseches with the most dapim (Bava Basra).

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Kel b'nei keil b'nei (from the Pesach Seder piyut) is gematria 176.

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Is this significant? – Double AA Apr 13 '14 at 14:31
Yes. Longest parsha (Written Torah) = 176 pesukim. Longest mesechta (Oral Torah) = 176 daf. Longest chapter in Tehillim (tefilla) = 176 pesukim. Through our combined efforts in all three - Written & Oral Torah and prayer - we will merit "kel b'nei kel b'nei", the building of the 3rd Beis HaMikdash. – yaacov May 5 '14 at 6:25
But the longest masechta has 175 daf? – Double AA May 5 '14 at 6:28
That's because Daf Alef is the Munkatcher Passport ;) . – yaacov May 5 '14 at 19:24

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