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Numerical values of Hebrew letters

Our Hebrew Date Converter displays dates in Hebrew. Each letter of the Hebrew alef-bet (alphabet) has a numerical value, specified in the chart below.

We omit the five thousand for Hebrew dates after the year 5000 on the Jewish calendar. For example, the Hebrew year 5782 is written as 782 (תשפ״ב) rather than 5782.

ValueNameLetter
1alephא
2betב
3gimelג
4daletד
5hayה
6vavו
7zayinז
8khetח
9tetט
10yudי
20kafכ
30lamedל
40memמ
50nunנ
60samechס
70ayinע
80payפ
90tzadiצ
100kufק
200reishר
300shinש
400tavת

Note that the numbers 15 and 16 are treated specially, which if rendered as 10+5 or 10+6 would be a name of God, so they are normally written tet-vav (9+6) and tet-zayin (9+7).

For more information, see the Judaism 101 article on the Hebrew Alphabet, the Wikipedia article on Gematria, or JewishGen’s Reading Hebrew Tombstones page.