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34. Holy and Secular Names
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Yesodei HaTorah 6:8 Holy writings and their commentaries may not be actively burned or destroyed. If a person actively did so, he would receive stripes for being rebellious. This ruled only applies to texts that written by a Jew with the intention that they should be holy; if a Jewish heretic writes a Torah scroll, […]
33. Names Not Written on Paper
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Yesodei HaTorah 6:6 If a Name of God is written on a utensil, it should be cut and buried. If God’s Name were engraved on a utensil of metal or glass and a person melted the utensil, he would still be liable for the penalty of lashes. Therefore, one should cut the Name off and […]
32. Writing Partial Names of God
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Yesodei HaTorah 6:4 If one writes the letters alef and lamed of the Name “Elohim” or the letters yud and hei of the Name YHVH, they may not be erased because they are Names of God on their own. If one writes the letters shin and daled of the Name “Shaddai,” or the letters tzaddi […]
Kiddush Levana
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What To See You do not need to see the moon completely clearly in order to say kiddush levana, but you must be able to see the outline of the moon. When To Say Although the traditional time to say kiddush levana is after Shabbat, you may say kiddush levana from the third day (three […]
31. The Seven Names of God
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Yesodei HaTorah 6:2 There are seven Names for which these rules apply: 1) The Name that is spelled yud-hei-vav-hei (YHVH). This is called the explicit Name of God; it is also written as alef-daled-nun-yud (Adonai). 2) Eil; 3) Elo’ah; 4) Elohim; 5) Elohai; 6) Shaddai; 7) Tz’vaos; Anyone who erases even a single letter from […]