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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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13 is the number of tribes which Eretz Israel will be divided in the future (Bava Basra 122a).


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


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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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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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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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52 are the perakim in Yirmeyahu


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Fifty-three comprises the perakim of the Tanya so too the number of the days in which the Alter Rebbe was imprisoned .


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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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38 is the gematria of the word בול, the name given to the month of Cheshvan (Melachim alef 6:38)


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Number of words used to count a minyon in Tehillim 28:9 הוֹשִׁיעָה אֶת עַמֶּךָ וּבָרֵךְ אֶת נַחֲלָתֶךָ וּרְעֵם וְנַשְּׂאֵם עַד הָעוֹלָם


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55 are the verses in Malachi.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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211 are the verses in Zechariah.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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38 are the verses in Chaggai.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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


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56 are the verses in Havakkuk.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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47 are the verses in Nachum.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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105 are the verses in Micha.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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48 are the verses in Yonah.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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21 are the verses in Ovadiah.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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


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The three matzos at the seder customarily signify the three types of Jews: Kohen, Levy, and Yisrael. Perhaps the Vilna Gaon decided to only have two since technically speaking a Kohen and Levy share the same tribe?


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


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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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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's an excellent question @Yamin. Fulfilling the mitzvah of tefillin is actually equated with fulfilling all the miztvot of the Torah like is found in Kiddushin 35a in the name of Rav Acha bar Yaacov. This is also taught in Sefer Reishit Chochma by Rabbi Eliyahu DeVidas and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Siman 25:1. It is significant to emphasize that the ...


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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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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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R Josh Flug comments on this here (but I would note that this is more descriptive than explicative). The Mishna in Megillah 21a and the Gemara in Megillah 22b provide the formula for determining how many aliyot are called on each occasion: If it is a day that there is no Mussaf offering (or Mussaf prayer), such as an ordinary Monday and ...


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The Maharal in chapter 57 of Gevuros Hashem writes, in one approach, that the plagues were meant to correspond, and in a sense undo in Egypt, the 10 statements with which the world was created (Pirkei Avos 5:1). He goes through the correspondence and how each plague was removing one aspect of creation. So the significance of 10 was its correspondence to the ...



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