Who knows one hundred sixty-nine?

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The Jewish Chronicle is the world's oldest Jewish newspaper and has been running for 169 years


Since ours is the seventh parshah and all sevenths are endeared, let us continue this idea and look at the seventh word of the parshah. The seventh word is the first word of the second verse, ויפגע , which is usually translated as “He [Jacob] arrived,” but more literally it means “He hit upon [the place],”or “He collided with [the place].” The gematria of the seventh word ויפגע is 169 = 13 x 13, where 13 is the gematria of “one” אחד , and “love” אהבה .



It is mentioned in the name of the Sefer Yetzira that the average of the Gematria of Nisan, Iyar, and Sivan = 169

Nisan = 170

Iyar = 221

Sivan = 126

170 + 221 + 126 = 517 divided by 3 = 169

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    Why is this mentioned in Sefer Y'tzira?
    – WAF
    Jan 18, 2011 at 23:21

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