Who knows sixteen?

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


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).


Sixteen is the width of a street.


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)

  • I see no such custom mentioned in OC 475 in the Shulchan Aruch or the Mappah – Double AA Jan 27 '14 at 16:35

Uziah (king of Judah) was sixteen years old when he started to rule. (Chronicles II: 26)


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


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


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


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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