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16 maneh is the weight of mor, k'tzi'ah, shibolet neird, and kharkom in the incense

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Sixteen is the width of a street.

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Sixteen are the cases when a co-wife is exempt from chalitzah or yibbum, according to Levi (Yevamos 10b) - he adds one case to the fifteen mentioned in the Mishnah (ibid. 2a).

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Uziah (king of Judah) was sixteen years old when he started to rule. (Chronicles II: 26)

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Taz(=16) is the son-in-law of the Bach(=10).

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On Pesach we spill out a bit of the Kos by the Seder 16 times. 10 Makos. 3 times by Dam V'Aish Vsimros Ashan. 3 times by Detzach Adash B'Achav. (Orach Chaim 473 - Rama)

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I see no such custom mentioned in OC 475 in the Shulchan Aruch or the Mappah –  Double AA Jan 27 '14 at 16:35

Sixteen are the categories of items that the Jews in the desert brought for the building of the Mishkan.

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