What is in a name, the name of God?

03.06.2012                      13.Siwan. 5772

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What is in a name, the name of God?

The term 'Lord' distort the totality of the Jewish conception of God, and most Jews don't believe in the kind of God the term reflects.

On Shavuot, Jews worldwide gathered in synagogues to hear the Ten Commandments. Those paying close attention may have noticed that the First Commandment, “I am Y-H-W-H your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage” contains no actual directive. Rather than command a behavior (as in “Honor your father and your mother”) or prohibit an act (as in “You shall not murder”), the First Commandment simply identifies and names God (Y-H-W-H)….