Who knows seventy-four?

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74 are the mitzvos in Parshas Ki Teitzei, highest number in any single Torah portion.


74 is the age of Yishmael when Yaakov was born. (Megillah 17a)


74 are the thousands of Yehudah. (Numbers 1:27).

It fits the beat!

This was the highest population of any tribe.


74 are the Chapters of Zera'im (which are definitely Mishna).


For 74 years, the first of our "fathers" was known as Avram. At age 99, his name was changed to Avraham (Breishit 17:1 - 5.)

He lived 175 years.

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