Shalom! In the pasuk number of today's aliyah of the parsha I noticed something curious. Instead of counting yed-aleph - kaf as I would expect, it jumps to tet-vuv and tet-zayin, and then returned to the yud sequence of counting up to kaf. Is there an explanation for this? Toda raba!

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    Does this answer your question? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10682/4940
    – magicker72
    Commented May 26, 2022 at 3:45
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    To those thinking of marking this question as a duplicate of the linked question: This question simply asks why the tet-vuv and tet-zayin are there. The other question starts with an answer to this question (i.e. there may be other answers), and asks a followup question about that specific answer.
    – Tamir Evan
    Commented May 26, 2022 at 4:02
  • Does the gematria of those two letter combinations share the same gematria as something negative?
    – user28700
    Commented May 26, 2022 at 5:58
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    Yes because the numbering for 15 i.e י-ה is a name for Hashem in unto itself.
    – Dov
    Commented May 26, 2022 at 8:43
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    @David more like "to avoid problems don't write it more than necessary"
    – Double AA
    Commented May 26, 2022 at 12:55


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