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Rabbi Yoel Lieberman

Kislev 26, 5778
Question
B"H. Chag Chanukka Sameach. Please let me know because I totally forgot the System to use to count if we have a Minyan. We cannot count as...1,2,3,4...or alef, bet, gimmel...! We Jews cannot count Jews. There is a kind of short novel used to count the Minyan and I do not remember it. Can you give me a link, please? Thank you so much !!
Answer
ב"ה Shalom and Chag Chanuka Same'ach to you too. The most common and widespread way for counting 10 people for a minyan is using the pasuk =verse הוֹשִׁ֤יעָה אֶת־עַמֶּ֗ךָ וּבָרֵ֥ךְ אֶת־נַחֲלָתֶ֑ךָ וּֽרְעֵ֥ם וְ֝נַשְּׂאֵ֗ם עַד הָעוֹלָֽם from Tehillim 28:9 which has 10 words . Some people use the pasuk, וַאֲנִ֗י בְּרֹ֣ב חַ֭סְדְּךָ אָב֣וֹא בֵיתֶ֑ךָ אֶשְׁתַּחֲוֶ֥ה אֶל־הֵֽיכַל קָ֝דְשְׁךָ֗ בְּיִרְאָתֶֽךָ From Tehillim 5:8 which also has 10 words. May you always have a minyan easily. All the best
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