How Many People?

Question

Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. If someone asks you “how many people were at shul” or something like this, should one answer, or is this considered improper to answer because we avoid counting Jews? Thanks a lot.

4 months

Answers

  1. It’s an interesting question and one that I am not sure that there is a definitive answer to. Perhaps to be on the safe side it might be best to say “around…” as opposed to the exact number.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team