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Number of Se'ifim in Shulchan Aruch

Total There are 13,550 seifim in Shulchan Aruch. Breakdown Orach Chaim — 4,170 Yoreh Deiah — 3,700 Even HaEzer — 1,988 Choshen Mishpat — 3,692 Methodology I looked at the beginning of every ...
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How many halachot are detailed in the Mishneh Torah?

According to Mechon Mamre: TL;DR TOTAL - 16,818 (+ 104) Hamada` - 725 Ahavah - 730 (+ 63) Zemanim - 1,738 (+ 41) Nashim - 1,207 Qedushah - 1,140 Hafla'ah - 820 Zera`im - 1,582 `Avodah - 1,537 ...
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What percentage of Chabad still believes their Rebbe is the Messiah?

Having lived and studied in Crown Heights for several months--before which I believed that a significant proportion of Lubavitchers, perhaps 40% or half, did not believe the Rebbe was Moshiach--I have ...
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Shortest amud or daf in Shas?

The shortest amud is Nazir 33b which contains precisely zero words of gemara.
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Shortest amud or daf in Shas?

Shortest Amud 1st place: Bava Kama 77a has 9 words of gemara on it and is thus the shortest amud with words of gemara on it in shas. The Tosfos that fills the page is very VERY big. A close 2nd place ...
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Number of Se'ifim in Shulchan Aruch

I believe this would make an enjoyable web-scraping project, which might yield a more easily reproducible (and checkable) result. I've scraped the numbers from WikiSource, and gotten a total for Orach ...
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Number of Se'ifim in Shulchan Aruch

So I decided to try counting for Orach Chaim ,and surprisingly did not take long at all (one hour around). I used excel to calculate the sum of all the seifim in all the simanim. Orach Chaim = 697 ...
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what percentage of Reform Jews are halachically Jewish?

Non-halachic Reform Jews are those whose mother was not Jewish, yet they consider themselves Jewish because of either a heterodox conversion or patrilineal descent. We can mostly figure out the ...
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Gersonides’ Largest List of Lessons

The largest cluster of lessons is 67. This occurs in a section of commentary covering the large majority of the book of II Samuel. Now for some more details: We have commentaries from Gersonides on ...
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Chapters of Tanach present in Talmud Bavli

From what I can tell off of Sefaria's Connections visualization, by skimming through each Sefer individually and noting the Perakim with no connections, the chapters one will not learn with this ...
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Chapters of Tanach present in Talmud Bavli

Assuming you are asking regarding the standard (Christian) chapters, there are many chapters that are never cited in the Babylonian Talmud, such as Exodus 37, Joshua 23, Ezra 5, Chronicles I chapter 6,...
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Are there any recent statistics showing the "marriage longevity" rate for shidduch arranged marriages?

It is very difficult to find accurate statistics on divorce, and differences between countries are so great that any answer can only be useful from a specific countries' perspective. Finding ...
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Which mishnah in Shas has the most daf between it and the subsequent mishnah?

Edit: The longest section of Gemora between Mishayos in the Bomberg edition of Shas is from the first Mishna in Chelek 90a till second Mishna Chelek 107b (about 17.5 daf) The first mishna in ...
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Number of Se'ifim in Shulchan Aruch

TOTAL: 13,533 Orach Chaim (697 chapters): 4,108 Yoreh Deah (403 chapters): 3,685 Even HaEzer (178 chapters): 1,986 Choshen Mishpat (427 chapters): 3,754 I used the Shulchan Aruch in one volume ...
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Statistics regarding how many people convert yearly

In the US, about 1.5% of self-identified Orthodox Jewish adults say they had a formal conversion, according to data from Pew's 2013 survey of American Jews. This amounts to about ~7000 people. (...
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Longest to Shortest tractates of Yerushalmi by daf

Here's the list of the longest to shortest Masechtot in the Talmud Yerushalmi based off the amount of daf per Masechta. (Source: Sefaria, which uses the text of Mechon Mamre, which is based on the ...
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Longest to Shortest tractates of Bavli by daf

Here's the list of the longest to shortest Masechtot in the Talmud Bavli (H/T to this helpful answer) based off the amount of daf per Masechta: Bava Basra - 176 Shabbos - 157 Chullin - 142 Yevamos -...
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Chapters of Tanach present in Talmud Yerushalmi

Major caveat: mechon-mamre's edition of Yerushalmi on Nezikin and on doesn't include the parentheses to indicate a biblical citation. So my scripts didn't "see" any citations there. (Fun fact: as it ...
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Etnachta on גֶשם vs. גָשם

The word גשם occurs at an etnachta only in Prov 25:23, where it has a kamatz. It occurs at a sof pasuk four times (1 Kings 18:41, 18:44, Zech 14:17, Eccl 12:2), each time with a kamatz. All ...
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Why is the Jewish Population so small?

Dvarim 7:7 and Dvarim 4:27 would be my guess. The LORD did not set His love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people—for ye were the fewest of all peoples ...
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How many words are there in Tanach?

How many letters, words, verses and chapters are in the Torah? According to Even-Shoshan's קונקורדנציה חדשה לתנ"ך : Note: Kidushim 30a mention that there are 5.888 verses in torah. How many ...
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Perakim in Medresh Rabbah

Total number of subchapters = 3,362 Broken down by book (and weekly portion) Bereishit - 1,038 Bereishit - 264 Noach - 90 Lech Lecha - 105 Vayeira - 114 Chayei Sarah - 49 Toldot - 67 Vayeitzei - ...
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How many Parshios are in each Sefer of Tanach?

According to the Aleppo Codex the number of breaks are: Genesis - 92 Exodus - 165 Leviticus - 99 Numbers - 159 Deuteronomy - 159 (based on Rambam's testimony in Hilkhot Sefer Torah chapter 8) ...
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Longest Jewish year

It happens in 1371/8512 years, which is about 16.1%.
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How many halachot are detailed in the Mishneh Torah?

One simple way to calculate the number of halachot in Mishneh Torah is to use the URLs in the version on Hebrewbooks. Each halacha has a unique URL ending in a number, with the first halacha starting ...
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How many Perakim and Beraytot in the Tosefta?

I looked through Table of Contents on each tractate on Sefaria and arrived at this breakdown by orders: Zeraim 54 Moed 64 Nashim 66 Nezikin 71 Kodshim 60 Taharot 107 So in total there are 422 ...
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How many cows are required to obtain the parchment of a typical Sefer Torah?

It would depend on the size of the Sefer Torah. Technically a Sefer Torah can be pocket size. I was told by those who work in the industry that the typical standard size Sefer Torah needs 60 to 65 ...
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Looking for a web site that displays list of specific dates that Jewish holidays occurred

I found this site. Not only does it answer my questions, above, but it also coordinates Gregorian and Hebrew calendars, so you can find out when the last time Rosh Hashanna and Labor Day coincided, ...
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How many subchapters in the Zohar Hakadosh?

In accord with @DonielF's question, I am not sure what is meant by subchapter. I don't study Zohar, but I will go with how it is divided on Sefaria. The Zohar itself has 3 volumes. They have 251, ...
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Minimal number of kohanim working in the Mikdash

The Mishnah teaches us: The daily offering is sacrificed and its limbs are carried by nine priests, as mentioned in a previous mishna. These nine carry the limbs and the accompanying libations and ...
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