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The Mishnah in Berachot (33b) rules as follows: האומר על קן צפור יגיעו רחמיך ועל טוב יזכר שמך מודים מודים משתקין אותו. IF ONE [IN PRAYING] SAYS ‘MAY THY MERCIES EXTEND TO A BIRD'S NEST’, ‘BE THY NAME MENTIONED FOR WELL-DOING’, OR ‘WE GIVE THANKS, WE GIVE THANKS’, HE IS SILENCED. (Soncino translation, capitals in original) The Talmud there ...


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Berachot 9b: אהיה אשר אהיה אמר לו הקדוש ברוך הוא למשה לך אמור להם לישראל אני הייתי עמכם בשעבוד זה ואני אהיה עמכם בשעבוד מלכיות [The name] Eh-yeh Asher Eh-yeh (lit. I will be that I will be): Said the Holy One (Blessed be He) to Moshe, “Go tell Israel, ‘I was with you in this enslavement, and I will be with you in the enslavements of the kingdoms [in ...


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The most authoritative written source on this subject is Sefer Shorashei HaShemot by Rabbi Moshe Zacuto z”l of Mantua in Italy, which lists all the Holy names and their particular qualities as found in the entire written Torah and Nach. In section Aleph, the term Ain Sof does not appear. That means it is not a Holy name, but a description of a concept. ...


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