Counting Jews

Jews should not be counted by number individually, but they may be counted as groups. The prohibition is only verbally, out loud. 

EXAMPLE 

You should not say “There are 53 people here.” You may say, “There are more than 50 people.”

NOTEYou may use a sentence, such as Hoshiya et amecha (counting each person as a word in the 10-word phrase).

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