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Who knows one hundred eighty-seven?

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 azara of the second bes hamikdash, not including the ezras nashim, totaled 187 cubits in length. Source: mishnayos Midos 5:1.

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There are 187 chapters (p'rakim) in Chumash.

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M'sushelach had Lemech at 187. Source: B'reshis 5:25.

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Achashverosh's two parties, combined, were 187 days long. Source: Ester 1:3–5.

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On Wednesday the 20th October, 2010 the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) and the International Young Israel Movement - Israel Region (IYIM) will proudly donate a Sefer Torah to the I.D.F for the 187th time, over the past twelve years.


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Other answers in this series of questions have been dependent on currency: "there are currently n years since..." was one answer (I forget what number it was). Is this answer the same: there have to date been 187 donations? Or is the answer merely that at some point there were 187? – msh210 Feb 14 '11 at 16:58
The latter, apparently: youngisrael.org/pages/index.cfm/… – Isaac Moses Feb 15 '11 at 8:52

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