[b-hebrew] Questions about YHWH

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jul 18 11:27:54 EDT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
> It was not pronounced publicly - it was pronounced only in the
> innermost chamber, he was there alone.
> Shoshanna

Wrong. Re-read "Seder Ha'avodah" (in the Yom Kippur Musaf): "When the
priests and the people in the courtyard would hear the high priest say
"Hashem" in holiness and purity, they would bow down and say "Blessed be the
name of His glorious majesty for ever and ever".

And see any commentary on Mishnah Yoma 3:8.


> Later rabbinic sources recount that the Name was pronounced publicly by
> High Priest only on Yom Kippur, and that after the destruction of the
> Temple, the proper pronunciation was lost.
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