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Purim, the Number Fourteen and G-d's Hand

Letters and Numbers of the Festivals—Purim

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Purim, the Number Fourteen and G-d's Hand: Letters and Numbers of the Festivals—Purim

What is the difference between Purim, which is celebrated on the 14th day of the month, and Passover and Sukkot which are celebrated on the 15th day of their respective months? The answer lies in the fact that the number fourteen in Hebrew is represented by the letters yud (10) and daled (4), which spell the word "yad" which means "hand."
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