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19 solar years = 228 months. We add 7 lunar months to every 228 solar months to keep the calendar in sync.
228 days = from Rosh Hashana through the end of Pesach.
228 years = Vilna Gaon born 1720/5480 until State of Israel established 1948/5708.
This year, Jews outside of Eretz Yisrael will have 228 days from the announcement of Vesein Berachah to the announcement of Vesein Tal Umatar (from the first night of Chol Hamoed, this year Apr. 20, through Dec. 5 - next year being a secular leap year).
ברוך = 228
228 = בכור
228 = ברכו
According to the Gemara עבודה זרה דף ט,א the world was created to last 6000 years - תנא דבי אליהו ששת אלפים שנה הוי העולם - . We are now in the year 5771 which leaves us with 228 years + a bit.