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When blogging/emailing/etc., do I use "God" or "G-d"?

Is there a religious problem with typing out the name: "G-o-d"?
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Shisha Ve'esrim - mi yodeya?

Who knows twenty-six? Please cite/link your sources, if possible. After about one business day, I will: Upvote all interesting answers. Accept the best answer. Go on to the next number.
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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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ﷲ (Allah) as a shem

The answer to this question effectively says that Allah is the same deity as Hashem. In Islam, it is considered an equivalent to the shem Hashem, except that one need not be m'kadesh to write it. It ...
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May we still say Elohim and other names of God in everyday speech?

My experience (at least in the Orthodox Ashkenazic community) is that it is common knowledge that we may not say Elohim in everyday speech. On the other hand, it seems like in many cases in Tanach or ...
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Writing HaShem's actual name in English

Is it permissible to write out HaShem's actual name (the "Tetragrammaton") in English (or any other, non-Semitic, language)? Does it make a difference how you spell it, ie., whether you write it in ...
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Do Jews believe that God's name is "God"?

I have recently asked a question about taking God's name in vain. And I have been told that swearing is taking his name in vain. So in teachings I see it mentioned G-d or Gcd. Showing to me a ...
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Is there a problem with saying "Oh my God" or "Oh my Gosh"?

It seems to me that religious Jews do not say "Oh my God" so I'm asking if there is anything wrong with saying that? I'd also like to know if there would be an issue to say "Oh my Gosh"?
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Changing the spelling of "G-d" and Halachic erasure

Is there a problem of "erasing the name of HaShem" if you erase the English word spelled G-o-d, and if so, is there then a problem of erasing it in order to spell it in a more acceptable way (such as ...
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What do Jews believe happens to Christians when they die? [duplicate]

I've been reading a lot about Judaism and Christianity lately, and how people say they're completely incompatible, so my question is, given the differences between them, what do Jews think happen to ...
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Why are abbreviations/omitted letters acceptable when naming the deity?

I am not Jewish, just curious. I understand that, by the the third of the Ten Commandments, “You shall not take His name in vain.” I also understand that followers of the Jewish religion should be ...
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How would Judaism treat an instance of the Divine Name printed in Sutton SignWriting? [duplicate]

Names can be translated, though they do tend to be somewhat transformed in the process, the more so when translated into a signed language. Is a translated name treated with the same reverence as the ...
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Spelling "Lord" like "L-rd"?

Is writing "L-rd" with a hyphen, either when reading יהוה or in general, also a Jewish custom? I first saw it it on some messianic website and thought it's rather missing the point and whole ...
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Is using "god" as a common noun assur?

In the English language, it is not uncommon to hear a person being referred to as "the god of x". Where x can be a skill or specialty like "software engineering", "the god of ...
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