I have followed the recent discussion about Hebrew numbering and
was quite shocked to see that some think that 11 should be numbered
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?
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