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Who knows one hundred ninety-eight?

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

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Since 1841, the year the first Jew was elected to Congress, until the congressional elections of November 2010, 198 Jewish men and women have served in the House or Senate.

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/60553/jews-on-the-hill-get-their-due-in-fascinating-new-book/

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I wonder whether the book described by the linked-to article includes its definition of "Jewish". –  msh210 Mar 2 '11 at 21:00
    
do not know. however still interesting in my opinion. –  Gershon Gold Mar 2 '11 at 23:50

The 1929 Palestine riots, also known as the Western Wall Uprising, the 1929 Massacres (Tarpat in Hebrew), or the Buraq Uprising, refers to a series of demonstrations and riots in late August 1929 when a long-running dispute between Muslims and Jews over access to the Western Wall in Jerusalem escalated into violence. During the week of riots 116 Arabs and 133 Jews were killed and 232 Arabs and 198 Jews were injured and treated in hospital.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1929_Palestine_riots

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Gematria of "צחק" - "laughter" (Gen. 21: 6).

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A word that is close to my heart! –  Isaac Moses Mar 2 '11 at 16:33

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