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2answers
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What does it mean to take God's name in vain?

What does it mean to take God's name in vain? From the Jewish perspective. I struggle with the worldly interpretation and my own.
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0answers
57 views

Limits of pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton

What methods of pronouncing the Tetragrammaton are forbidden? Can I listen to a live radio show where It is being said? Can I cause a machine to make Those Sounds? Can I cause a non-Jew to speak It? ...
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1answer
462 views

What if somebody says the Shem Hameforash?

Suppose I am having a conversation with a person who is unfamiliar with Jewish tradition, and the person casually attempts to pronounce the Shem Hameforash according to its letters, as some secular ...
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1answer
326 views

Why can't we say God's name?

Why are we no longer allowed to pronounce the name "Elokim" in everyday speech?
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Performing miracles with Hashem's Name

Moshe killed a mitzri by uttering a shem Hashem, name of Hashem, according to Rashi, Sh'mos 2:14. Bilaam pronounced the 42 letter shem Hashem (known as the 'sod ha'affifah) and was able to fly. ...