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Who knows sixteen?

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  • Go on to the next number.

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Sixteen are the cases when a co-wife is exempt from chalitzah or yibbum, according to Levi (Yevamos 10b) - he adds one case to the fifteen mentioned in the Mishnah (ibid. 2a).

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Sixteen is the width of a street.

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16 maneh is the weight of mor, k'tzi'ah, shibolet neird, and kharkom in the incense

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On Pesach we spill out a bit of the Kos by the Seder 16 times. 10 Makos. 3 times by Dam V'Aish Vsimros Ashan. 3 times by Detzach Adash B'Achav. (Orach Chaim 473 - Rama)

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  • I see no such custom mentioned in OC 475 in the Shulchan Aruch or the Mappah
    – Double AA
    Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 16:35
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Uziah (king of Judah) was sixteen years old when he started to rule. (Chronicles II: 26)

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Taz(=16) is the son-in-law of the Bach(=10).

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16 is the day in Nissan on which the karban omer was brought.

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Sixteen are the categories of items that the Jews in the desert brought for the building of the Mishkan.

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    Where do you see this?
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 3:02
  • @DoubleAA Had you asked me 2 years ago I might remember. I have no recollection. Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 3:35
  • I always thought there were 39 things they built thetorah.com/the-textual-source-39-melachot-shabbat
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 3:39
  • I didn't say they built 16 things. I said they brought 16 different types of materials for the building. Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 3:49
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Rachel conceived 16 months after the incident of the dudaim in the 5th year of Leah's marriage. - Sechel Tov, Bereshis 30:21

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