Who knows two hundred ninety-two?

?שנים ותשעים ומאתים - מי יודע

In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 292.

You may need to be a native Israeli to come up with a lazy gematria for this one.

Check out for the previous two hundred ninety-one entries in this ongoing series.

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  • When you have that line about the gematria, are you actually hinting to something?
    – Double AA
    Feb 13, 2012 at 19:00
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    @DoubleAA, yes; it's a pun.
    – Isaac Moses
    Feb 13, 2012 at 19:04
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    Re "You may need to be a native Israeli": or a native of a particular ir miklat in ever haYarden.
    – msh210
    Feb 13, 2012 at 20:29
  • Ughh, every time I try to find references, all I find are records of massacres during the Holocaust. Makes me too sad.
    – HodofHod
    Feb 13, 2012 at 20:45

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From the Mabul - flood until Avraham Avinu was 292 years

Avraham was born in 1948 - The Mabul was in 1656


There are 14 possible Jewish calendar combinations. In a year where the following combination happens - גכ"ה - there are 292 days that are not Shabbos or Yom Tov (Chutz L'Aretz) and you may do Melacha.

An explanation of what גכ"ה mean.

  • The first letter is the day of the week that Rosh HaShana comes out on.

  • The second letter tells you whether Cheshvon and Kisleiv have both 29 days = (ח) for Chasair. If Cheshvon has 29 days and Kisleiv has 30 days then = (כ) for K'Sidran. If both Chesvan and Kisleiv have 30 days then = (ש) for Shlaima.

  • The third letter is the day of the week that Pesach comes out on.

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