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Who knows one hundred thirteen?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will:

  • Upvote all interesting answers.

  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

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The Tur OC 101 discusses how much of the sh'mone esre (amida) one needs to have concentration on while saying. Amid that, he writes:

The rabbi, Rabbi Eliezer, wrote that a person should accustom himself that he has concentration, at least, for the closure of each benediction. For they have, [all told,] one hundred thirteen words, just as there are [one hundred thirteen words] in the prayer of Chana and one hundred thirteen times "lev" [="heart"] in Chumash, to indicate that one needs to have concentration of the heart for them.


This answer previously had less info in it and cited a later source. Many thanks to Y ez for pointing me to the Tur.

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Chanoch lived for 300 years after he begat Mesushelach. Mesushelach was 187 when he begat Lemech. So, when Chanoch was "no longer", Lemech was...113!

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113 is the number of the final daf in Sanhedrin.

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