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I regret to inform you that the above text was not authored by Hai Gaon and that Rav Hai z"l never discussed such subjects. Instead, the writings which attribute later qabbalistic ideas to him are forgeries. This has been confirmed in a variety of ways. You may look into the matter yourself fairly easily. [See this question, answer, and attendant comments ...


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See this article that discusses G-d's names. This is a theory, but the verses he cites, lends some credence to the idea. An alternative view proposed by W.F. Albright is that the name is connected to shadayim which means breasts in Hebrew. It may thus be connected to the notion of God’s fertility and blessings of the human race. In several ...


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Good question. See here and here for more. The most common name in the Jewish Bible for God is spelled in Hebrew letters that would roughly correspond with YHVH in English (Hebrew doesn't always use vowels); this is known as the "Tetragrammaton", i.e. the four-letter name of God. Jews don't pronounce that as written, instead they pronounce it "Adonai", ...


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It seems that perhaps this developed as a minhag or may have something to do with kabbaloh as the yud and vav lettering does not appear in Tanach (as a word unto itself). There are rishonim, most notably Rashi who in various places do actually use the yud and vav abbreviation, and not the tes and zion abbreviation. It may also have to do with using letters ...



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