From The Editor – Parsha Vayechi – 120 – For The Refuah Shlema Of Avigail Ester Bas Chaya Rochel

Yosef’s life was shortened, and he died at the age of 110. The Gemara (Brachot 55a) explains that this occurred because he conducted himself with an air of superiority over his brothers.

drash that establishes the normative lifespan to be 120 would be based on the Gemara (Bava Kamma 26a) that says, “Adam Muad Leolam,” which can be translated to mean that man’s time is forever, and the gematria of the word muad is 120.

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