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.

2. The 613 Mitzvot

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Mitzvot are Jewish laws and commandments.

3. The Five Books of the Torah

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Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

4. The six items on the seder plate.

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

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.

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.

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.

10. The Seven Aliyot on Shabbat

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An aliyot is a blessing recited between each Torah passage.

11. The Five Knots on the Tzitzit

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Tzitzit are the fringed ends of Jewish prayer shawls.

12. The 36 Tzadikim Nistarim

Tzadikim Nistarim are the “righteous people.”

13. The 63 Tractates of the Talmud

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

14. The Four Passages Placed Inside Tefillin

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

15. The 150 Psalms in the Old Testament

16. The 54 Parshas in the Torah

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A parsha is a portion of the Torah.

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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