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Who knows two hundred fifty-four?

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254 men appeared before Moshe during Korach's rebellion:

Korach, Dasan, Aviram, On and 250 prominent men. (Korach 16:1-2)

וַיִּקַּח קֹרַח, בֶּן-יִצְהָר בֶּן-קְהָת בֶּן-לֵוִי; וְדָתָן וַאֲבִירָם בְּנֵי אֱלִיאָב, וְאוֹן בֶּן-פֶּלֶת--בְּנֵי רְאוּבֵן. וַיָּקֻמוּ לִפְנֵי מֹשֶׁה, וַאֲנָשִׁים מִבְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל חֲמִשִּׁים וּמָאתָיִם, נְשִׂיאֵי עֵדָה קְרִאֵי מוֹעֵד, אַנְשֵׁי-שֵׁם

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According to the Jäger Report (and as cited by Martin Gilbert), 254 Jewish men were killed by the Nazis' Einsatzkommando 3 and its helpers in Ukmergė on August 1, 1941.

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Lag baomer is the 254th day of a leap year in which Kislev has but 29 days.

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254 years after Yishmael's birth, Yaakov "should" have died (at 180).

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The longest tractate is Keilim which has 254 Mishnayot.

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