Who knows two hundred ninety-six?
?ששה ותשעים ומאתים - מי יודע
In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 296.
Don't run after lazy gematria unless it's rock-solid.
Check out mi-yodeya-series for the previous two hundred ninety-five entries in this ongoing series.
Please include sources for your information wherever possible, as with all other answers on this site.