ha- Shem

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(Heb., ‘The Name’).

Hebrew term for God. When reading, or speaking, the term ‘ha-Shem’ is used to avoid pronouncing the Tetragrammaton. It is found in such phrases as Barukh ha-Shem (‘Blessed be the name’) and ʿIm yirtze ha-Shem (‘God willing’).


Subjects: Religion.

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