Who knows three hundred twenty-eight?

?שמונה ועשרים ושלוש מאות - מי יודע

The traditional Passover song "Echad - mi yodeya" implies a possible presupposition that there is a Jewish significance to be found for each natural number. Accordingly, there is an ongoing series on Mi Yodeya that is attempting to unearth significant Judaism facts about each number, in sequence.

What significant Judaism facts are there about the number 328? The more significant within Judaism and the more intrinsically dependent on the value 328, the stronger the answer. Please include sources for your information wherever possible, as with all other answers on this site.

Forget about answering with lazy gematria or with statistical lies.

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    I'm not upvoting until there's a חשך pun.
    – Scimonster
    Commented Dec 15, 2014 at 16:32
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    @Scimonster, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks very much for your suggested improvement. You might be interested in taking the next step and suggesting an edit for a specific improvement.
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Dec 15, 2014 at 16:38
  • Thanks for the welcome! Unfortunately, my puns are even worse than yours, so i'd prefer to let you do it.
    – Scimonster
    Commented Dec 15, 2014 at 17:01
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    The only סימן in ש"ע I'll never forget the number for is שכ"ח -- hilchos pikuach nefesh baShabbos ;-)
    – MTL
    Commented Dec 15, 2014 at 17:18

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Nechemia 7:22

כב בְּנֵי חָשֻׁם, שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁמֹנָה. The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight.


Imrei Chaim Bamidbar page 122 in the name of the Kli Yakar on the Pasuk in Devarim 4:9

רַק הִשָּׁמֶר לְךָ וּשְׁמֹר נַפְשְׁךָ מְאֹד, פֶּן-תִּשְׁכַּח אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר-רָאוּ עֵינֶיךָ וּפֶן-יָסוּרוּ מִלְּבָבְךָ, כֹּל, יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ; וְהוֹדַעְתָּם לְבָנֶיךָ, וְלִבְנֵי בָנֶיךָ

says that the word Zachor / to remember = 227. The word Shachach / to forget = 328. The difference is 101. Therefore one who learns 101 times does not forget.


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