Who knows two hundred seventy-four?

In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 274.

Check out for the previous two hundred seventy-three entries in this ongoing series.

  • 1
    Why the sudden change in format?
    – Dave
    Oct 26, 2011 at 14:21
  • 2
    @Dave 1. I have to make some change each time or the SE engine rejects it preemptively as a dupe. 2. It's nice to keep things fresh. 3. To provide a little more explanation for people who may not have already figured it out, especially given that I've slowed down on the frequency of these a great deal.
    – Isaac Moses
    Oct 26, 2011 at 14:24
  • The previous 274?
    – msh210
    Oct 26, 2011 at 17:07
  • 1
    @msh210, yeah, for some values of "previous." Either choice could result in confusion, and I chose the one that looks right before you start digging.
    – Isaac Moses
    Oct 26, 2011 at 17:13

2 Answers 2


In 1686, when the Holy Roman Empire took Buda from the Turks, the captors killed the city's Jews, but one Sender Tausk of Prague ransomed 274 of them to safety, according to a contemporary poem cited by Hilde Pach.


From Parshas Noach - Breishis 9:24 - וייקץ נח = 274


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .