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When is it permitted to utter the name of G-d?

“To fulfill all the words of this Torah, which are written in this scroll, to fear this glorious and awesome name, the Lord, your G-d”...

Why does God have so many names?

Good question. Now, in typical Jewish fashion, let us try to address it by... asking another question. What is a name? A name is used to identify a...

What is the meaning of G-d's name, Shadai?

According to Jewish tradition the name Shadai comes from the word "dai" which means "enough." The "Sh" beforehand is a prefix...

What is the proper pronunciation for the tetragrammaton (Y-H-V-H)?

The correct pronunciation of the tetragrammaton is unknown. It is only permitted to utter that name in the Holy Temple; since we do not have a Holy Temple...

Why is the name "Elohim," in plural form?

Due to grammatical reasons, the word "master" in Hebrew is always in plural form. See, for example, Genesis 39:20 and Exodus 22:13. That is why...

What is Divine Providence?

A. Divine Providence is Hashgachah Pratit (pronounced hahsh-GAH-chah PRAH-tit). The universe is a symphony; G-d is its conductor. Every atom, every breath...

What is the best book on the market nowadays about G-d?

It depends on who the reader is. If they want to reconcile science and G-d, there are books on that; if they want to forge a relationship with G-d, there...

Does G-d still have a hand in nature?

scy: OK, so once upon a time, G-d created the world and knew all—but does that mean that until today he controls all? Can’t we say...

What is G-d not?

A. G-d is not any one particular person, place, thing, or concept, form -- concrete or abstract -- of the physical universe. Ergo, worshiping the...

What constitutes a Chillul Hashem (desecration of G-d's Name)?

“Chillul Hashem” (pronounced KHIH-lool hah-SHEM) means “Desecration of G-d’s Name.” Colloquially, it refers to personal...