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150 perakim in Tehillim


150 years after the destruction of the second Beis Hamikdash (in the year 530 Seleucid Era = 3979 since Creation), Rav left Eretz Yisrael and returned to his native Babylonia, marking a new era in the study and dissemination of Torah there. (Iggeres R' Sherira Gaon)

According to R' Yehudah Halevi (Kuzari 3:67), this is also the year in which R' Yehudah Hanassi (Rabbeinu Hakadosh) completed the composition of the Mishnah.


Parashas Noach 7:24-

וַיִּגְבְּרוּ הַמַּיִם עַל-הָאָרֶץ חֲמִשִּׁים וּמְאַת יוֹם


Ways that the student was able to prove that a sheretz is tahor (eiruvin 13b)

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    Mar 16 '12 at 18:26

"ויבן עזיהו מגדלים...‏"

(Now I have the tune stuck in my head!)

Josephus, Antiquities, book 9, chapter 10, says he built 150-cubit-tall towers.

  • What tune, and who built?
    – Isaac Moses
    Dec 21 '10 at 22:04
  • @R'IM: Uziyahu built, and the tune to "vayiven uziyahu". Not sure how to transcribe it here (if for no other reason than because I don't know musical notation).
    – msh210
    Dec 21 '10 at 22:16
  • Oh, silly me. I read that three times as "eizehu."
    – Isaac Moses
    Dec 22 '10 at 14:55

The Teiva was 300 Cubits (Amos) long which = 150 yds

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    Huh? שלש מאות אמה ארך התבה (Gen. 6:15).
    – Alex
    Dec 21 '10 at 18:52
  • Gershon was probably thinking of the Mabul which strengthened for 150 days
    – YDK
    Dec 21 '10 at 19:41
  • Sorry - did it on the fly and left out critical info - see correction above Dec 21 '10 at 20:25

Shimshon sent 150 pairs of foxes to the field of philistines Shoftim Perek 15

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