Which names, other than the tetragrammaton relegate a sefer to shemos?

In particular, is shadai one of those names?


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Shakai is one of the names that requires placement in shemos.

To quote an article by the KOF-K (second page there):

Those names are: שם הויה, אדנות, א-ל, א-לוה, אל-והים, ש-די, צבאות. a9

9 Refer to Mesechtas Shavuos 35a-35b, Tur Y.D. 276, Shulchan Aruch 276:9, Bais Yosef. Some say אהיה אשר אהיה (Shulchan Aruch ibid).

The Gemara that they quoted (Mesechtas Shavuos 35a-35b) says (in part):

אלו הן שמות שאין נמחקין כגון אל אלהיך אלהים אלהיכם אהיה אשר אהיה אלף דלת ויוד הי שדי צבאות הרי אלו אין נמחקין

These are names that are not allowed to be erased: kel.....shakai, [and] tzevakos may not be erased.

  • Are tz'vaot and elokim based on context when they refer to the KB"H? Commented Sep 28, 2014 at 4:39
  • I believe so, thought can't source that (yet). I learned from my rebbeim that you actually should read the phrase "elohim acheirim" as such, so as not to lend extra respect to those "other gods" that we do not, in actuality, respect.
    – MTL
    Commented Sep 28, 2014 at 4:42
  • @NoachmiFrankfurt Couldn't find anything easily....you could try this though ;)
    – MTL
    Commented Sep 28, 2014 at 5:07
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    @NoachmiFrankfurt this answer may be relevant.
    – MTL
    Commented Sep 28, 2014 at 5:27
  • "א-ל, א-לוה, אל-והים" Why only by Elohim does the dash not go between the Alef and Lamed?
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 19:23

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