Who knows one hundred twenty-four?

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

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Per OU.ORG: On 2 MarCheshvan, Mir Yeshiva was forced to close its doors after 124 years, in 1939.


Per Wikpedia: The number of Yiddish speaking individuals in Estonia is 124.



Is it a small matter that 124 is the gematria of "הַמְעַט" - which appears in this week's Torah portion (Gen. 30:15)?

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    Yes, I beleive it is.
    – Isaac Moses
    Nov 12, 2010 at 18:51

Both Parshas Shemos and Parshas Emor have 124 Pesukim


Per the Kol Bo Siman 122 - Al HaNisim from Chanuka has 124 words like the Gematria of Yochanan. (I counted and found only 112 words - is there another Nusach?)

The Kol Bo mentions that Tehilim 90 which was said by Moshe Rabeinu upon the completion of the Mishkan in Kislev - Hashem told Moshe to wait and do the Chanukas HaMishkan in Nisan and at a later date there will be a Simcha in Kislev - from Hasem Maon till Al Bneyem has 124 words.

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