Who knows eighty-eight?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point in the next few days, I will:

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  • Go on to the next number.


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Moshe Rabbeinu was 88 days old when his mother placed him (in a basket) in the Nile River - this according to the opinion that this occurred on the 6th of Sivan, later to be the day of the Giving of the Torah.

(Rabbeinu Bechayei to Ex. 2:2)


According to Chizkuni, it was customary for those who lived in Avraham's time to make a feast on the day one's child is weaned. So Avram probably made one for Yishmael at the age of 88.

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