Who knows two hundred ninety-five?

?חמישה ותשעים ומאתים - מי יודע

In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 295.

If there are any treatments of lazy gematria here, I want them to be enlightening.

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

Please include sources for your information wherever possible, as with all other answers on this site.

  • Why is this the only mi-yodeya-sereis without the tag number? FTR I don't think any should have that tag. The series clearly has to do with numbers. Kind of like how we did not put any other tags with purim-torah-injest. – Double AA Mar 23 '12 at 18:14
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    @DoubleAA Thanks; fixed. These questions definitely have to do with numbers, so I think the tag is appropriate. The reason we don't tag P"T questions with other tags is to make it absolutely clear that they are exceptions to our normal seriousness standards. – Isaac Moses Mar 23 '12 at 18:43
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    No doubt they have to do with numbers. I just feel they clog the tag from the other numbers questions, and besides, anyone looking for one of these can easily find it by way of the mi-yodeya-series tags. I'm not going to fight to change this or anything; I just mention it as I was already commenting. – Double AA Mar 23 '12 at 18:49


And for the blessing "R'tzei" ["Favor"], have in mind that the word "r'tzei" [spelled reish (=200), tzadi (=90), hei (=5), = 295] has the numerical value of the name Elokim spelled out with hei.

"Elokim spelled out with hei" is: alef (1) lamed (30) pei (80), lamed (30) mem (40) dalet (4), hei (5), hei (5), yud (10) vav (6) dalet (4), mem (40) mem (40) =295.

This is because the word "r'tzei" is the same letters as the word "tzara" [which means "trouble"], and this is the secret meaning of the verse "….and it is a time of trouble to Jacob, but he will be saved from it" (Jeremiah 30:7); this "trouble" ["tzara"] is [the secret of the name] Elokim spelled out with hei.

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Various online sources give the number of discovered pages of the Aleppo codex (keser Aram Tzova) as 295. (Others give 294. I suppose the discrepancy may be due to one of the two late discoveries of single pages, but don't know.)

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