tefahim

טפחים, units of width measured by a hand’s breadth or the width of a clenched fist. One טפח – tefaḥ – is equal to four fingerbreadths, equivalent to five times the width of the middle finger, or six times the width of the little finger. According to the Na’e scale, it is 8 cm (3.15 in.) long. According to the Ḥazon Ish scale it is 9.6 cm. (3.78 in.) long.

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