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Who knows two hundred forty-one?

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 kingdom of the Ten Tribes lasted for 241 years. (It began with their secession following Shlomo's death in 2964 since Creation; the capital, Shomron, was conquered, and its inhabitants exiled, in 3205.)

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Gematria for אמר (to say), not to mention that it is 53rd prime number.

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Aww, and you just missed the right week for that... –  AviD May 16 '11 at 6:47
    
@AciD I'm not sure what you mean... and I'm not sure I quite understand the criteria for the voting on these questions... –  Peter Olson May 16 '11 at 15:52
    
I think Avi meant that Parshas Emor (אמר) was two weeks ago. I don't know that there's any "official" rules for what people like and don't like in this series, but in general, it looks like gematriaos aren't well-liked unless there is a source somewhere that indicates their significance. –  Alex May 16 '11 at 21:41

(To the tune:) 241 are the hours of t'shuva.

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The Ashkenazim Pasken like the Rama. Rama = 241

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In a non-leap year, Shavout is the 241st day in the year if Heshvan and Kislev are both Haserim (have 29 days):

Tishrei -30 days
Heshvan, Kislev, Tevet - 29 days each
Shvat - 30 days
Adar - 29 days
Nisan - 30 days
Iyar - 29 days
Sivan - 6 days (Shavuot is on the 6th day of Sivan)

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