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Bava Metzia 104b mentions a story of a certain man once leased a field from his neighbour and stated: 'If I do not cultivate it, I will give you a thousand zuz.'9 Now, he left a third uncultivated. Said the Nehardeans: It is but just that he should pay him three hundred thirty-three one-third zuz. ההוא גברא דקבל ארעא מחבריה אמר אי מוברנא לה ...


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Megilas Damesek - page 36 supplies an interesting answer. Although it is matter of dispute, there are those that contend that the Rama who passed away on Lag B'Omer, died in the year 5333 (של"ג).


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333 is the Gematria of שלג (snow) as well as שכחה (forgetfulness). Rabbi Tzadok of Lublin notes the connection in that the coldness of Amalek which cools excitement for Torah and Mitzvos. Source.


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The Pri Migadim says this is the custom, and suggests it is for man and woman, pointing to Eliya Rabba, who explains what that means: A man has 248 limbs, a woman 252. נר (candle) is 250, so 250 times 2 equals the number of limbs in man and woman combined. The Eliya Rabba brings this as an alternative reason for two candles on Shabbos. There the Eliya Rabba ...


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Great question, I have my own original answer based on a saying of the Talmud: "Kohanim Zerizim Hem" (Priests are possessed of alacrity {in serving Hashem}) (see Talmud Pesachim 36a and many other places). I have seen the term "zerizus" used for "speed". (see Talmud Pesachim 4a: "Zerizim makdimin Lemitzvos"... "A "zariz" will do a mitzvah at its first ...


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What is the source for the idea that one should say 100 Berachoth in a day See the סמ"ג - מצות עשה י"ט - (bottom of the 6th column - or last lines on page 101b in my old edition) where he says there are 2 ways to explain the Gemara in Menachot 43 which bases this obligation on the Pasuk וְעַתָּה יִשְׂרָאֵל מָה ה' א' שֹׁאֵל מֵעִמָּךְ כִּי אִם לְיִרְאָה ...


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"Rav D.Z Hoffman raises the difficulty that all insects have six legs, not four. He explains that they have 4 legs that are used for simple walking, while the other two are used for jumping." (From English Artscroll Chumash) Therefore in the context of the question, the midrash is stating that if they had "5 legs" specifically for walking, (i.e. 7 in total) ...


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It continues, "up to anything with lots and lots of legs", which Rashi says is a centipede. The point is that all insects are not-kosher, with the rare exceptions of a few types of locust.


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Number of words in בריך שמיה (Sort of Tikun for the 130 of Adam)


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Y'hoyada the kohen gadol lived 130 years (I Divre Hayamim 24:15).



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