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!