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Who knows two hundred three?

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

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In a "deficient" Jewish year (353 days in a regular year or 383 in a leap year), there are 7 "deficient" months of 29 days each. Thus, 203 days of such a year are in "deficient" months.

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In Gematria there are interchangeble letters. They are known as AT = Aleph Tof, BASH = Bais Shin, GAR = Gimel Raish, DAK = Daled Kuf, etc.

Gar = 203

Gar, The third day of Pesach (Gimel) will be the first day of the coming Rosh HaShana (Raish)

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According to a document reproduced on JewishGen.org, there were 203 Jews in Brzezin, Poland, in 1764.

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