18 Totally Convincing Pieces Of Evidence That Jews Invented The Listicle

The internet is actually a few thousand years behind on this trend.

1. The 10 Commandments

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The first-ever inscribed listicle? Given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai.

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2. The 613 Mitzvot

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Mitzvot are Jewish laws and commandments.

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3. The Five Books of the Torah

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Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

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4. The six items on the seder plate.

Maror, charoset, karpas, shankbone, hard-boiled egg, and chazeret.

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5. The Four Questions Asked During Passover

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6. The Four Cups of Wine During the Passover Seder

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7. The 10 Plagues of Egypt

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Blood, frogs, lice, wild animals, pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and death of the firstborn.

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8. The 100 Blasts of the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year. The shofar is blown quite often throughout the holiday.

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9. The Nine Branches on the Hanukkah Menorah

Eight branches for each night of the holiday and one branch for the shamash — the candle that lights all the other candles.

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10. The Seven Aliyot on Shabbat

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An aliyot is a blessing recited between each Torah passage.

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11. The Five Knots on the Tzitzit

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Tzitzit are the fringed ends of Jewish prayer shawls.

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12. The 36 Tzadikim Nistarim

Tzadikim Nistarim are the “righteous people.”

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13. The 63 Tractates of the Talmud

The Talmud is a sacred text in the Jewish religion, considered second to only the Torah.

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14. The Four Passages Placed Inside Tefillin

Tefillin are small black boxes that are wrapped around one’s arm and head during prayer.

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15. The 150 Psalms in the Old Testament

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16. The 54 Parshas in the Torah

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A parsha is a portion of the Torah.

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17. The Seven Days It Took to Create the Earth

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18. The Three Prayers Recited Every Day

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Shacharit, the morning service; Mincha, the afternoon service; and Arvit, the evening service.

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