Reading the Bible literally, Genesis 9:28 explains that after the flood (which occurred in 1656), Noah lived for 350 years. Abraham was born in 1948. This is also the date for the modern state of Israel. Coincidence? Actually, the Bible never explicitly states the date of Abraham’s birth.
I don't think it is a coincidence. As per Daniel's vision in 536 BCE, Israel's Seven Times Punishment which God had warned about in Vayikra 26:28, terminated in 1948 (see Dan 12:1, 5–7).
Since a time equals 360 years in Torah eschatology, the period given in Dan 12:7 equals 1,260 years (a time, times, and a half = 360 years + 720 years + 180 years = 1,260 ...
However, afterwards, when the goblet had been discovered in the travel bag of Binyamin, they no longer mentioned the death penalty but offered themselves collectively as slaves to Joseph [Tur HaAroch, Genesis 44:9 - I believe this is in reference to Genesis 44:16]
ויאמר יהודה מה־נאמר לאדני מה־...
Daat Mikra didn't read Rashi.
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וידו - הימנית מגעת לכף ירך ימנית של חבירו מאחוריו:
Rashi Chulin 91:a
His hand - [The attacker's] right [hand] touches the right hip joint of his rival from behind.
So the "hugging" maneuver that R' Yehoshua ben Levi mentions, was not a leg take-down (@Yaakov Deane's answer) - It was a front bear hug!! [see ...