In the meditations before putting on the tallit and tefillin in the morning, there are three numbers — 248, 365, and three instances of 613. They’re written out in standard Hebrew letter notation in the siddur, but what confuses me is that they have vowels:
How should one pronounce these numbers when davening? Is it by the names of the letters (“resh mem het”) as is done with other numbers written in letter notation? Is it as a word, using the vowels that are in the siddur (“re’mach”), which is how acronyms are pronounced? Or is it as a regular Hebrew number (“matayim arbaim v’teishah”)?