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Who knows eleven?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point after Pesach, I will:

  • Upvote all interesting answers.

  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

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Eleven is the maximum number of consecutive days when the Torah can be read (outside of Eretz Yisrael):

If the first day of Sukkos falls on a Tuesday, then we have a reading on Monday (part of the regular weekly Torah portion), then the nine days of Sukkos/Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah, and then Thursday (back to the regular weekly portion).

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  • Runners up with 10 days beginning on: 14 nissan saturday, 15 tishrei thursday, 15 tishrei saturday, and the longest possible in Israel 24 kislev thursday or 24 kislev saturday
    – Double AA
    Sep 20 at 19:56
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Yosef dreamt that his 11 brothers will come and bow down to him

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  • Alright Gershon! You got my vote!
    – Yahu
    Jan 30 '11 at 2:55
  • Hey - you made me work for it Jan 30 '11 at 4:07
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Eleven are the weekly Torah portions (out of 54) that don't begin with the letter vav.

Correspondingly, eleven are the chapters of the first part of Tanya (also out of 54) that don't begin with the letter vav.

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...are the ingredients of the Kitores, the incense offering.

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Eleven are the levels of divine inspiration (or prophecy) achievable by any Jew (under the prophecy level of Moshe which is not attainable by any other than Moshe) according to Rambam in Moreh Nevuchim.

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  • Moreh Nevuchim 2:45
    – Kfir
    Aug 2 '19 at 19:28
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There are 3 Hebrew words in Tanach that consist of 11 letters.

יחזקאל 20:44 - וכעלילותיכם,

יחזקאל 16:47 - וכתועבותיהן,

אסתר 9:3 - והאחשדרפנים

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11 are the sidros in sefer shemos and devarim

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  • Not everyone agrees that Nitzavim and Vayelech are different Sidros.
    – Double AA
    Jan 27 '14 at 20:26
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    @DoubleAA Not everyone agrees that they aren't. I noticed you weren't bothered with Alex's reference to 54 parshiyos (above in this thread) though. What is 12 + 11 + 10 + 10 + 10? Jan 27 '14 at 20:37
  • 54 isn't part of his answer.
    – Double AA
    Jan 27 '14 at 20:44
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Benjamin was born (and Rachel died) on the 11th of Marcheshvan - Yalkut Shimoni, Shemos 162

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