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The machlokes is based on what is the definition of lechem mishna that is required at the seder after Yachatz breaks one of the matzos that is on the table. That is, the basic requirement (derived from Shabbos) is Lechem Mishna Shleimim - two whole "breads" (at least Lechatchila). As we see below, it appears that breaking the yachatz piece during the seder, ...


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This question is not asking for a list (as in Shiv'a - mi yodeya?) but rather what is the basic significance to the number 7 that would cause it to be chosen for so many things. Ramban (Nachmanides) says that this is based on the 6+1 (7) days of creation which includes Shabbat. That is, 7 shows the completion of the physical universe and of nature. That ...


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You are thinking of the Talmud Menachot 44a: אמר רב ששת כל שאינו מניח תפילין עובר בשמונה עשה וכל שאין לו ציצית בבגדו עובר בחמשה עשה וכל כהן שאינו עולה לדוכן עובר בג' עשה כל שאין לו מזוזה בפתחו עובר בשני עשה Rav Sheshet said: anyone who doesn't put on Tefillin violates 8 positive commandments, and anyone who doesn't have Tzitzit on his clothes violates ...


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It comes from the Shabbat, the seventh day of creation. The creation of the universe was completed by the creation of the Shabbat. The day that Hashem "stopped" the creation. That is also why the eighth day (the day of bris milah) symbolizes going over and above the universe of space-time. Rav Hirsch among other meforshim says that this is the basic ...


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Gemara Brachot 39b: ‏ אמר רב פפא הכל מודים בפסח שמניח פרוסה בתוך ‏[1]‏ שלמה ובוצע מאי טעמא {דברים טז-ג} לחם עוני כתיב א''ר אבא ובשבת חייב אדם לבצוע על שתי ככרות ‏[2]‏ מ''ט {שמות טז-כב} לחם משנה כתיב ... רבי זירא הוה בצע אכולא שירותא ‏ R`Papa said: All admit that on Passover one puts the broken cake under the whole one and breaks ...


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73 are the verses in Yoel.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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52 are the perakim in Yirmeyahu


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I would just pin my opinion that the no. 613 is a combination of 6+1+3=10(ten commandment) 10 is 1+0=1(H" ekhad devarim:6:4) which means 613 mitzvot given to israel is directly connected to the existence of G-d


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73 are the number of "gates of wisdom" presented in Sefer haChochma by R. Eleazar ben Yehudah of Worms (160—1238). The number of these "gates" is determined by the numerical value of the Hebrew word for Chochma.


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19 were the years that Am Israel dwelled in Kadesh, and nineteen years they were wandering about aimlessly (see Rashi in Devarim 1:46)


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16 is the day in Nissan on which the karban omer was brought.


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55 are the prophets of Israel (mentioned in Gemara Megilah 14a)


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According to the Zohar (II, p. 206b) this is the number of parashyos in the Torah. The traditional division is into fifty four, but Nitzavim and Vayech are counted as one.


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53 are the verses in Tzefaniah.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Moed Katan 28a says that Shmuel lived for fifty two years. Sifri - on the last page - line 9 lists six pairs that had the same lifespan. One of them is Shmuel and Shlomo. Thus Shlomo HaMelech also lived for fifty two years. See also Aish.com regarding the age of Shlomo HaMelech when he died. Born in 848 BCE, Solomon dies at age 52 in 796 BCE, ruling as ...



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