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G-d ! What's up??

We have been asked numerous times why is the "o" always missing when the words G-d or L-rd are written on our Shavuot on the Net website?

Basically its because Jews do not write the name G-d or L-rd. It has to do with the commandment about taking G-d's name in vain. It is believed that if the name was written on a piece of paper and the paper was crumpled, discarded, or destroyed it would be considered a sin.

When I first created the site I figured that most of our visitors would be Jewish and would already understand it. But over the years I have found that many visitors did not know the reason, so I thought it would be helpful to put something on the site explaining it.

louie

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Yardan from Arizona, US
22:46 05/16/2010
 
This actually comes from Deuteronomy 12:3-4 Where G-d commands the Israelites to destroy the name of pagan's idols. Then G-d immediately says that we are not to treat him in this manner. So we are careful to use his name and careful not to ever erase it. Not to write it out fully like this is a fence law and a good one at that.
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José M. Guzmán from California, US
10:13 05/12/2010
 
I agree 100% with the concept, it sounds very respectful.
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Curious from Namibia
17:58 04/22/2010
 
Number of times the word “God” appears: 3,358 (It appears in every book except Esther and Song of Solomon.)
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Jon Loose from Florida, US
18:52 04/18/2010
 
If you must not write the letter 'o' in the word G-d then how do you say the word G-d without using the 'o'?
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Lars Malm from Sweden
05:18 05/28/2009
 
Thank you for info on G-d and L-rd. Are these words/names pronounced with "o" when speaking or reading?




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