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Weekly Jewish Wisdom
May 26, 2016
The Hidden and Revealed Name
One of the great religious wonders in Jewish tradition is how to pronounce God’s name; the sense of its ineffability adds to the oblique question of who and what God is. In Exodus 3, after Moses questioned who he was to take on his leadership role, he immediately transitioned to who God is, in verses that wrap the mystery in an enigma: “Moses said to God, ‘Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Glad we cleared that up.
Tweets on the Today's Page of Talmud (Daf Yomi)
Maybe this is the reason: "You can only have one first born child...there is something unique about the first born," Raymond E. Feist.
Kiddushin 78b:"A person is deemed credible to say 'this is my firstborn son.'" You know your kids' birth order, even if you forget names!
Kiddushin 79b: "Is wisdom measure out to everyone in a small measure but to this Sage in a large measure? Intelligence rapped in ego? Nope.
“Say no to everything, so you can say yes to the one thing," Richie Norton.
Kiddushin 77b: Argument: "Does a prohibition take effect when another prohibition already exists? In other words, can you add a no to a no?