Who knows one hundred fifty-four?

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

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Supposedly the three-year cycle of reading the five books of Moses divided them into 154 sections (all told). I have no good source for this, though.

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    This is mentioned in the endnotes to the Koren Chumash.
    – Yosef
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 18:03

Megilas Eicha has 154 Pesukim.

  • =22×7. (Sufficiently many characters for a comment, and then some.)
    – msh210
    Commented Jun 29, 2011 at 20:40

Jerusalem appears in the Jewish Bible 669 times and Zion 154 times, or 823 times in all. The Christian Bible mentions Jerusalem 154 times and Zion 7 times. In contrast, the columnist Moshe Kohn notes, Jerusalem and Zion appear as frequently in the Qur'an "as they do in the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Taoist Tao-Te Ching, the Buddhist Dhamapada and the Zoroastrian Zend Avesta"—which is to say, not once.


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