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The 41st day is the earliest point in a pregnancy where, if the woman miscarries (G-d forbid), she is considered to have given birth and is subject to the laws outlined in ch. 12 of Leviticus. (Rambam, Hil. Issurei Bi'ah 10:2)
The 41st day after giving birth to a boy is also the day on which the mother brings her offerings (as described in Lev. 12:6ff), and is then allowed to enter the Beis Hamikdash and to eat sacred food. (Rambam, Hil. Mechusrei Kapparah 1:5)
The 41st verse in the book of Numbers is about a tribe who numbered 41 (and a half) thousand.
A word with gematria 41 occurs in every book (and sub-book) of Tanach, except for Jonah. I have absolutely no idea what to make of that.
Although Freud would probably say it has something to do with him missing his mother...
41 are the years that Yeravam (Jeroboam) II ruled. (II Kings 14:23)
This was the longest reign of any king of the Ten Tribes. He also holds these distinctions:
Under his rule, Jewish sovereignty over the Biblical borders of Eretz Yisrael was restored (ibid. verse 25).
He refused to accept lashon hara (slander) against the prophet Amos. He was rewarded for this by having his name listed together with the Judean kings (Hosea 1:1, Pesachim 87b).
The 41st day from Rosh Hashannah is Heshvan 11th, Rachel Imenu's Yahrzeit (I heard it from the Rabbanit Yemima Mizrahi)
The gematria of mother. (Aleph-Mem) ( Kibud av va-am.)
41 years from Ever's death to Yitzchak's.
41 is the times that Yirah (meaning awe/fear, not sight) appears in Torah.
41 is nullified.
"41 is doing zilch!"
(The gematria of בטל)