Who knows three hundred and five?

?חמישה ושלוש מאות - מי יודע

In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 305.

Don't be led astray like a lamb by lazy gematria.

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Hashem's name יֱהֹוִה (pronounced אֱלֹהִים) occurs 305 times in Tanach .


There are approximately 305K letters in a Torah scroll.

  • A more interesting source IMO aishdas.org/toratemet/en_pamphlet9.html – Double AA Oct 24 '12 at 19:18
  • The number they give (304805) is based (they claim) on the Masora of Ben Asher in his Dikdukei Taamim. Can anyone confirm that our received text has the same number? – Double AA Oct 24 '12 at 19:26
  • @DoubleAA Here's something posted today on Hirhurim that indicates another source for the same total. Anyway, it'd have to be off by hundreds to remove the association with 305. – Isaac Moses Oct 24 '12 at 19:29

In 1929 - 305 American Jews made Aliya. source - jta.org

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