It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Revering the Name of the LORD
The third commandment prohibits "taking" (lit. carrying) the Name of the LORD in a "vain" or "empty" (i.e., untrue) manner. The word translated "in vain" (lashav') probably comes from another word that pictures a rushing and destructive storm (shoah).
Rambam notes that the phrase is not lo tishava' ("you shall not swear"), but the more general phrase lo tisa ("you shall not take"), and therefore considers it forbidden to mention God's Name unnecessarily at any time. The sages later referred to this as motzi shem shamayim lavatalah, "uttering the Name of Heaven uselessly" (Terumah 3b), and therefore established the geizerah (safeguard) of circumlocution when referring to the Name of God. The prohibition of vainly using the Name of the LORD applies to all seven Biblical Names of God as well as all of their construct forms:
A common practice to avoid writing the Names of God is to substitute letters or syllables within the Name.
For example, you might see "Elokim" (for Elohim), "G-d" (for God), and "L-rd" (for Lord).
Israel was defeated in the Second Lebanon War in 2006 because people had distanced themselves from God, according to Interior Minister and Shas head Eli Yishai.
Speaking at a Tel Aviv synagogue on Tuesday, Yishai explained that Israel experienced miracles during the Six-Day War in 1967, but in 2006 Israel suffered defeat due to distance from God.
Originally posted by KnawLick
reply to post by Ben81
Have you read the Old Testament?!.... God "goes hard" in it.
Is it any wonder the people who worship him act similar?
Originally posted by avatard
I wish WE would deny Israel the righ to have a beachwear store on EVERY corner here in this town,,,,tacky mofos...cheap floats and ugly t shirts