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Minchas Shay says it's a matter of dispute: יש מרז״ל מפרשים אותו קדש ויש מפרשים אותו חול עיין ב״ר וחולין פרק גיד הנשה ועיין מ״ש סוף פ׳ ויצא Some of our rabbis explain it as holy, and some explain it as secular. See B'reshis Raba and Chulin (the chapter Gid hanashe) and see what I wrote at the end of the section Vayetze. Following the links: ...


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Onkelos translates: וַאֲמַר, לָא יַעֲקוֹב יִתְאֲמַר עוֹד שְׁמָךְ--אֱלָהֵין יִשְׂרָאֵל: אֲרֵי רָב אַתְּ קֳדָם יְיָ וְעִם גֻּבְרַיָּא, וִיכֵילְתָּא And he said 'No longer shall your name be called Jacob-- rather Israel: For you have contended before God and with man, and been able. So Elokim seems appropriate, per his translation. Targum Pseudo ...


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No. There isn't really an issue in writing or erasing 'God' See: http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/god-or-g-d.html There is no issue in writing or printing Hashem’s name properly, providing one knows that it won’t be destroyed. Rambam (Yesodei Hatorah 6:1) writes that there are 7 sheimos (names of Hashem) that mustn’t be erased. There is ...


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Based I what I could glean from an article in Kosher Spirit Magazine even writing G-d's name in English would be considered sheimos. However, it does point out a few stipulations. For example the spelling G-d with a hyphen has no holiness, while spelling the name without the hyphen does. I would infer from the general rules mentioned in the article that ...


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"I understand that it is sin to say G-d's name in vain but what about in a sacred way of awe and worship?" Technically, that is ok, but it must be complete. For example: MB 6:3 writes about half way through (from Sefer Chasidim), if a person is telling over a kindness that Hashem did for him, and he starts with Hashem's name, and he wants to finish telling ...


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Hakodosh Baruch Hu did not make a mistake. שבתחלה עלה במחשבה means that was the starting point, that is, the ideal. Had a human thought this through, that would have been his starting point. How is midas hadin a mistake? It is not workable on its own, but it is not a mistake. The placement of the verses does not mean "between these verses it is midas ...


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When we say that the world wouldn't survive, we point that the world is too weak for the meaning of the Creation, and God needed to create the world in a lower form so it will develop over time so that it could stand the Midas Hadin. This was done so that the Midas Hadin would be something that the world lost and not a new thing to achieve (since regaining ...


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According to Rav Shmuel Eliyahu the distinction between בעל היכולת and בעל הכֹחות כֻּלם is that the former refers to our abilities - our abilities are not our own, Hashem gives us the strength, whereas the latter refers to the powers of nature, Hashem determines the laws of nature. He doesn't explain תקיף, but it would seem that he means to say that it is ...



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