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Date:         Thu, 4 Oct 2001 22:41:42 +0200
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From:         Boaz Tsaban <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Hebrew numbering
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Shalom all, I have followed the recent discussion about Hebrew numbering and was quite shocked to see that some think that 11 should be numbered "Kaf", etc. The use of "Yod-Aleph" for 11 etc is standard in all Hebrew counting systems, e.g.: Day in month, or page in a book. Using Kaf (which really is 20) for 11 would only introduce a new, truly unnecessary, confusion. The fact that you call this numbering "gimmatria" maybe cause your intrisic rejection to this method, but it is quite convenient, and much more reasonable when you have the chance of exceeding 22. Finally, one should not change an existing (and working) solution unless he has truly good reasons. I wonder whether there are professional "Balshanim" on the list to comment on this? Hag Sameah, Boaz _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at

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