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In conjunction with this question I would like to know if the popular abbreviation for the Jewish year 5774 commonly written as תשע״ד may be used in legal documents and if so why.

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I'm just curious, on what do we base our assumption that 5774 is the current Anno Mundi? – Avram Levitt Mar 26 '14 at 16:33
@AvramLevitt AFAIK it is convention and likely not accurate. Hence we often add 'according the the counting which we count' – user5092 Mar 26 '14 at 16:37
@AvramLevitt (Actually, search first, as I think it may have been asked here already.) – msh210 Mar 26 '14 at 17:34
Note that part of this question is whether an abbreviation can be used at all -- even the fuller version ה׳תשע״ד. – msh210 Mar 26 '14 at 17:36

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