Who knows three hundred fourteen?

?ארבעה עשר ושלוש מאות - מי יודע

In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 314.

Lazy gematria has to be stopped, lest it grow indefinitely.

Check out for the previous three hundred thirteen entries in this ongoing series.

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    Should have posted this last thursday on Pi Day! (Which is also the birthday of one of the most famous Jews who ever lived.)
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 15:05
  • 3
    @DoubleAA, Pi Day is two months after Erev Pesach, leminyanenu.
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 15:08
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    AKA Pesach Shelishi
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 15:10

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According to Yalkut:

ר' ינאי אומר לא העבידו המצריים את ישראל אלא שעה אחת מיומו של הקב"ה - שמונים ושש שנה`

So 314, out of the promised 400, Am Yisrael was under the impression of the Galus but not under hard oppression.



When one is praying on the Hithadoo Island in the Maldives the direction he should Daven per those that Daven following a Great Circle would be 314° North-West.

  • "Le-Hithadoo" - to make much of oneself?
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Mar 19, 2013 at 19:54
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    @IsaacMoses I thought it meant: to say goodbye to oneself.
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 19, 2013 at 22:05

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