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spelling of G-d

Discussion in 'Judaism DIR' started by Lintu, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Lintu

    Lintu Active Member

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    Why, in the siddur, is a name of G-d sometimes written yod-yod and sometimes in the tetragrammaton yet pronounced the same way in both cases?
     
  2. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    both hebrew writings of the Name of G-d are neither pronouncable nor permitted to be spoken the way they are written. However they both are said the same, Adonai, during prayer services. Both of them mean Adonai.
     
  3. Lintu

    Lintu Active Member

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    Why would someone use one rather than the other?
     
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    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    to be honest i'm not entirely certain...maybe it has something to do w/ the different aspects of HaShem the prayers are referring to.
     
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