Who knows three hundred and one?

?אחד ושלוש מאות - מי יודע

In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 301.

Anyone who posts an answer consisting of just the lazy gematria is fired.

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

  • I don't know if I'd go so far as to fire them, but I certainly would tell them to "SHA!"
    – HodofHod
    May 22, 2012 at 23:24
  • Is there a master index somewhere of this series? (I mean other than having to manually check each page)
    – user11667
    Apr 13, 2016 at 2:21
  • @ibid, if you sort the series tag list by "newest," you get them, with very few exceptions, lined up in reverse order.
    – Isaac Moses
    Apr 13, 2016 at 3:07
  • @IsaacMoses - Has anyone (who, unlike me, knows Hebrew) compiled it into a super extended version of the song?
    – user11667
    Apr 13, 2016 at 3:22
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    @ibid, funny you should ask. We are doing a little bit of that, in English though, for the forthcoming second edition of Hagada - Mi Yodeya?, with an eye toward doing the whole series in the future.
    – Isaac Moses
    Apr 13, 2016 at 3:27

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Umm, 301 men that defeated the Midianites in Judges 7 (Gideon + 300 more).

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    Also, then, the total number of people in Shechaniah ben Yechaziel's group judaism.stackexchange.com/a/16195/759
    – Double AA
    May 22, 2012 at 19:07
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    @DoubleAA true, go for it!
    – HodofHod
    May 22, 2012 at 19:10
  • I'm afraid mine has less of a chance of qualifying as "interesting and significant".
    – Double AA
    May 22, 2012 at 19:11

Sarah was born 301 years after the end of the Flood (1657-1958).


301 is the floor of the number of thousands of sh'kalim given to the mishkan, half at a time.


Tehillim 118:11 סבוני גם סבבוני "they encircle me and they also surround me" = 301.

Artscroll Tehillim to 118:11 (Vilna Gaon, Etz Yosef, Otzar HaTefillos) explain the 2 letter and 3 letter shoresh to mean "encircle from distance" and then "encircled tightly" referring to the Psalmist/Israel's enemies.

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