Name of G-d

Question

‘ye’do not speak the name of g_d out loud?? im from newfoundland to praise is to speak out loud ….Knight Templar….G_D BLESS YOU ALL

15 years

Answers

  1. It is true that using someone’s name often is normally a sign of great love for that person, nevertheless the Rabbis explain that as G-d’s Name has an inherent holiness one must be extremely careful not to use it indiscriminately. Subsequently the custom has evolved to try and limit it’s use only to prayer and other similar things. In fact, the Name is considered to be so holy that even when writing it the custom has arisen to abbreviate it by writing the word G-d with a hyphen rather than in full, this is done in order to retain that sense of spirituality and not to “cheapen” it.

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