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Who knows one hundred ninety-nine?

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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מי שיש לו מאתים זוז לא יטול לקט שכחה ופאה ומעשר עני היו לו מאתים חסר דינר אפילו אלף נותנין לו כאחת הרי זה יטול

That is, "One who has 200 zuz shall not take leket, shich'cha, pea, and maasar ani. If he had 200 minus a dinar, even if 1000 give him at once he may take." From the mishna, Pea 8:8. Note that a dinar is a zuz.

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Acc to R' Lazar, Orlah is batel in 199 parts of heter. (Yerushalmi Gemara 12b M2H2)

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Related to msh210's answer, the gematria of צדקה is 199, symbolizing the idea that one who has 199 dinar is still entitled to tzedakah.

(Chida, Midbar Kedeimos, citing Yuchasin)

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