Who knows two hundred forty-four?

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Yitzchak spoke 244 words that are recorded in the Tora:

(I'm counting phrases hyphenated in the cantillation as comprising separate words and not one each.)


244 is the difference between the Christian and Jewish timelines (Seder Ha'olam vs the Bishop Ussher Timeline)

  • They differ from one another by 244 years?
    – WAF
    May 23, 2011 at 0:00
  • Yep. Seder Olam says the world was created in 3760 BCE, and the King James says 4004 BCE
    – avi
    May 23, 2011 at 5:04
  • The King James says nothing of the sort. That's Bishop Ussher you're thinking of.
    – TRiG
    Jul 29, 2012 at 4:04
  • @TRiG Thanks, but next time feel free to edit the answer :)
    – avi
    Jul 30, 2012 at 5:16

.............................גמרא = 244


Reportedly, the Nazis killed 244 Jews in Henichesk, the Ukraine, in the fall of 1941.

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