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The Number 30

I am turning 30 in a few weeks, and I'm wondering if the number 30 has any significance in Judaism?

The Aish Rabbi Replies:

It certainly does!

The Talmud says that 30 is the age when we reach the prime of our energy (Avot 5:21).

Also, royalty is attained through 30 requisites (Avot 6:5).

The lunar month is a few hours less than thirty days.

Also, there are numerous laws attached to the number 30:

A Nazir vow, when not specified for how long, is for 30 days.

A Kohen serving in the Holy Temple should have a haircut every 30 days.

Pidyon HaBen, redemption of the first-born, is after 30 days. (Numbers 18:16)

So happy birthday - and may you fulfill the prime of your energy!

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