"And while we're on the subject of bad numbers, it is worth noting that the number 13 is not a bad number in Jewish tradition or numerology. Normally written as Yod-Gimmel, 13 is the numerical value of the word ahava (love, Alef-Heh-Bet-Heh) and of echad (one, as in the daily prayer declaration, G-d is One!, Alef-Chet-Dalet). Thirteen is the age of responsibility, when a boy becomes bar mitzvah. We call upon G-d's mercy by reciting his Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, found in Exodus 34:6-7. Rambam summed up Jewish beliefs in Thirteen Principles."
Maybe we can assume that 13 and 12 are absolutely seperate? Twelve, correlates directions on a compass, and in wooden wheel making, but maybe 12 months, is derived from the original 13 tribes, minus one, as well as the original 13 constellations?
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