© 2018 by Rabbi Dr Zvi Aviner
IDOLATRY-10/Y-H-V-H, the Beautiful Acronym of MERCY
Know your CREATOR, know yourself and know the difference
1: Inventory check
We are learning the subject of IDOLATRY from Moses’ First and Second of the Ten Commandments. The First Commandment obliges us to KNOW the Speaker, G-d, by the Names He has chosen to present Himself..Thus when he says
- I AM
- YHVH your ELKM
- Who took you out of Egypt Land
Line 2 presents His Attributes ELKM and YHVH. \since this is a Commandment, every person on Earth should know and be familiar with these Names before he or she reads the Bible.
Ignoring these Names is tantamount to a sort of IDOLATRY. We need to know whom to worship.
We’ve almost exhausted the study of the attribute ELKM. We’ve learned it from Genesis Chapter One. Now we move to learn about Y-H-V-H, also from the same Chapter. These two Attributes are intimately connected to the creation of Adam.
last class we learned that ELKM tightened His yardstick before making Adam. Henceforth He would be pleased only with a Very Good verdict. As it says
“And ELKM saw everything that He had done and behold it was very good!”
What should Adam do, to be Very Good in ELKM’s eyes?
Does Adam has any chance to make ELKM feel Very Good?
Can Adam. as smart as he is, win ELKM’s Judgment, when ELKM uses the Absolute Justice?
The rabbis said: no chance!
ELKM Himself recognized that a smart Adam, equipped with Free Will and a Self Consciousness, would most likely fail to win his final Judgment.
3: ELKM asked MERCY to Join
Moses says that ELKM, recognizing the inevitable bad final outcome of Adam’s trial, decided in His kindness to offer Adam (and the entire CREATION) a chance to win it. For that He would add MERCY to the Heavenly Court. .
ELKM therefore ‘turned’ – so to speak – to another Attribute of the Infinite, Nameless CREATOR, namely the Attribute of MERCY whose acronym is Y-H-V-H (a name given to Her by Adam.) and ‘asked’ her to ‘join’ Him in ruling the world, in a new Heavenly Court (Rashi). .
The advent of Y-H-V-H in the Heavenly Court (as YHVH ELKM, Genesis 2: 3) would provide MERCY, COMPASSION and FORGIVENESS to the Universe, something that ELKM alone would not provide.
Only under the new Heavenly Court could Adam win his trial and see the next Day, the Eternal Sabbath.
4. What should Adm do to be very good?
The advent of MERCY in the Heavenly Court would protect Adam and offer him a chance to win his trial.
But the Merciful Y-H-V-H came in with Her own demands from Adam. Shew would not protect us unless we abide by her criteria IN ADDITION to the Laws of ELKM.
This means that in order to increase our chances to see the next Day, we need follow YHVH ways and be merciful, compassionate and forgiving like Her, in addition to keeping ELKM’s Laws.
New vocabulary terms:
When we transgress ELKM’s Laws we are sinners
When we enrage YHVH we are ‘evildoers
5. How would Adam bring ELKM to Feel Very Good?
But there is another, deeper aspect of YHVH joining the Heavenly Court:
She would make ELKM ‘feel’ Very Good. How?
The story goes like that: . .
After the Sixth Day’s Midday trial was over, a new Look of ‘Longing’ appeared in ELKM’s eyes, not unlike the “longing of a groom to meet his bride.” (Midrash)
A clue for that new Look is given in the verse saying
“EeLKM finished (khalah) all the work that He had done”
Here the miraculous Hebrew word for ‘finished,’ khalah, also means a BRIDE, khlah!.
Who is ELKM’s BRIDE?
She is the next Day of CREATION, the Sabbath.
Hence ELKM Longs to meet the Sabbath. The verb Shabbat means ‘ceased’ or ‘abstained’ from work. Hence ELKM made Adam while Longing to CEASE His work, ABSTAIN from doing more work, Entering the Holy Sabbath.
If He is like a KING, the Sabbath is His Queen.
Enter a synagogue on Friday before the Sabbath and hear the congregation chanting:
“Go My Groom Towards the Sabbath….for She is the Queen of the Saabath….”
Now we can rephrase the text: At the End of Sixth Day ELKM will pose before CREATION two outcomes:
Either let me meet my BRIDE, the khalah, the Sabbath, and I would Feel Very Good
Or fail, and I would ‘finish’ you with wrath, khalah!
Either khalh, my Bride,,
or kahlah! annihilation!
In previous Universes, ELKM terminated His work without entering a Sabbath. Those Universes are gone. This could also been the fate of our Universe, had not ELKM decided this time, in his Kindness, to offer CREATION a chance to survive- pending on Him entering the Sabbath
Note that Moses never says that ELKM ‘rested’ on the Sabbath. ELKM never rests anywhere. The Hebrew verb ‘shabath’ means He actively abstained from doing work, not that He ‘rested.’
It is YHVH, the Attribute of Mercy, who ‘rests’ on the the Sabbath, as it is said (in the Ten Commandments) “And YHVH…rested on the Seventh day…”.
YHVH seeks to rest or ‘dwell’ in our world: either in the Holy Temple or in our heart. Or, better said: IN A TEMPLE WE BUILD FOR HER IN OUR HEART.
Thus ELKM made Adam with the Sabbath on His Mind. He made Adam while longing to Meet the Sabbath Queen and Feel Very Good.
Adam would‘escort’ the Groom towards His Bride.
If Adam have accomplished that task, ELKM would also feel Very Good about him, about Adam.
He would then allow Adam and the entire world to enter the next Day, the Sabbath. .
6. How would Adam support the next Day, the Sabbath?
during the Six Days, ELKM judged a Day at its end. If it could support another Day on top, it was deemed ‘good’ in ELKM’s eyes. To be able to support the next Day, the creatures had to adapt to the new environment or evolve. Thus to see whether or not a creature would enter the next Day, ELKM examined the next Day and made the creature accordingly.
The same goes for Adam. To fit into the next, Seventh Day, ELKM consulted the next Day- the Sabbath- and made Adam accordingly.
But the Sabbath is just a Day. It is therefore better said that prior to making Adam, ELKM consulted the Attribute of the Infinite CREATOR who Dwells in the Sabbath and made Adam accordingly.
The Name of that Attribute is the beautiful acronym Y-H-V-H.
Adam would have to know Her in order to escort the Groom towards the Sabbath, the Bride, .
And yes, YHVH stands for MERCY, COMPASSION and FORGIVENESS, something that ELKM would never offer to anyone. For He follows the Absolute Justice only. .
Remember, ELKM and YHVH are not different deities. They are, rather, different Attributes of the One, Nameless, Infinite CREATOR who is above our conception and description. We only know Him by His Attributes and Kingship.
7. Heavenly Invitation
The story that Moses tells goes as follows: After the Midday Trial of the Sixth Day was over, ELKM turned to the Merciful Attribute Y-H-V-H, who Dwells in the Sabbath, and said (so to speak)
“Would you share with me my world? Would you join my Heavenly Court?
Note that neither ELKM nor YHVH has any gender. We refer to ELKM as a male, and to YHVH as a female, for ‘mercy’, in Hebrew rachamim, is derived from rechem, womb. Indeed, who can feel compassion and mercy if not a (mammal) mother to her child?
The Attribute of MERCY YHVH then entered our world as a
A thin Ray of Light, or as
A Shy, Modest Dove, or as
A beautiful Cherub.
You will soon see Her in the verse. She entered our Sixth Day from her Domain, the Sabbath And like a BRIDE entering Her Groom’s home for the first time, She ‘observed’ ELKM’s World whether or not She would feel comfortable there. ‘Observing’ it She said:
- She said: How can I share the rule of your World, ELKM, where there is no creature capable of comprehending me and performing my work?
Indeed, would the spider, the crocodile or the snake comprehend MERCY, COMPASSION and FORGIVENESS? Even if they would develop an intelligent, scientific society, would these societies ever comprehend YHVH’s features? No way!
- 2: And She said: How can I share your world, ELKM, where I see no Place in it to REST my Wings or to Dwell?
Indeed, in Her Domain, the Eternal Sabbath, YHVH needs no rest, for She neither creates nor judges nor work. Her Sabbath is a Day of endless Joy, Love and and Holiness. She seeks to ‘rest’ only here, in ELKM’S World.
8: ELKM Consulted YHVH to make Adam
Hearing the BRIDE’S hesitations, ELKM said:
Let us make an Adam in our Form and Our Image
His tone was softer than ever before, not unlike a GROOM begging His BRIDE to make a child (Zohar.) If She is ‘Superior’ to Him, it is only due to their Heavenly Love. This is why MERCY always overrides JUDGMENT in the Heavenly Court.
And He meant: Adam will be our child.
In his heart, you would dwell…. if he invites you in there
In his Sabbath, you could rest…if he observes it
In his heart, he would unite us
Adam, our child, would abide by my laws and spread your light of Mercy, Compassion and Forgiveness . If he does that we would deem him Very Good and allow him to progress in history into your Kingdom of MERCY.
9. Consolidating the World with Oneness
The so-called BRIDE Y-H-V-H who reigns over the Sabbath agreed and the two Attributes ‘Flew’ over CREATION Consolidating it by their Love and Oneness. As it is said: “On the Day that YHVH ELKM re-created the Earth and the Heavens.” (Genesis 2: 4)
They ‘Flew’ like two Cherubs in Love, Wing holding Wing, the way Moses depicted them on the Holy Ark, having a face of a boy and a girl looking at each other with Love.
Their Oneness “consolidated” the World as the Psalm says
“Henceforth the world would not falter.” (The Psalm song for the Sixth Day of CREATION, that the Levite Choir used to chant in the Holy Temple on each sixth day of the week.)
Henceforth the Attributes holding Wing against Wing gave our Universe a direction to travel in the future: towards the Sabbath. Henceforth the Universe would not wobble or get lost in the Super Space. .
ELKM wished to prepare Adam for the next Day, the Sabath. This should be done in the Sixth Day, so that Adam would be ready.
But ELKM, as All Mighty as He is, would NOT plant MERCY in Adam’s heart as a natural reflex. For ELKM follows only the Absolute Justice. Indeed, none of ELKM’s creatures made before Adam possess any perception of MERCY, COMPASSION and FORGIVENESS. Even if they would excel in wisdom and develop technology of their own, they would never, never, know MERCY because YHVH NEVER PARTICIPATED IN THEIR MAKEUP.
So ELKM did for Adam something He had never done for any other creature before: He carved out a room in Adam’s heart READY and CAPABLE of perceiving the Merciful YHVH and admit Her to Dwell in there, in our heart. That task is left for Adam himself to accomplish, since ELKM would not do this part for us, never, by definition.
If Adam fulfills ELKM’s wish to admit YHVH in his heart, Adam would be able to escort the Groom ELKM towards the BRIDE, the Sabbath. ELKM would feel Very Good, and He would also deem Adam as Very Good. Adam would then merit seeing the next Day.
Adam should recognize YHVH while he lives in this world, on the Sixth Day. If he allows Her to Dwell in his heart he would be able to navigate in history towards the next Day, the Eternal Sabbath. Our weekly Sabbath is only a taste for the real, Eternal one. .
10: Become our Form and Our Image.
When ELKM said in plural “ Let Us Make an Adam in Our Form and Our Image,” to what Form and Image was He referring ? The Infinite Nameless CREATOR has no body, no image and no form!
The rabbis, centuries ago, explained (see Rashi): When ELKM invited YHVH to make Adam, He had an “Image and Form” of an IDEAL ADAM on His mind, into which Adam should grow and evolve. This ideal Adam would be the ‘form and image’ of YHVH ELKM in Oneness.
Adam is not readily made an ideal being. After all the perception of YHVH is a learnt process, an acquired setting of our mind and heart that may take entire history to arrive at. It is not given to us as a natural reflex or even as a logic issue, since there is nothing logical of being compassionate, merciful and forgiving. Yes, mammalian mothers have a limited compassion for their offspring for a short time, which serves as a nucleus for the developed sense of Compassion and Mercy in our heart. In fact we can look at these limited, natural mercy and compassion of the mammals to their offspring as that ‘room’ which ELKM promised to plant in Adam heart. That nuclear room may serve a platform for YHVH to Dwell in, pending on our invitation fo Her to do so.
The Merciful YHVH is a shy, modest ray of Light or a cherub who would fly away from us the moment we reject Her or become indifferent to Her or worst, when we perform the opposite of what She likes.
If She fly away, She would leave us in the sole Hands of ELKM who would terminate us, no doubt, with wrath. If there is no khlah, a Bride, there is a khalah, annihilation! .
The Presence of the Merciful YHVH in the Temple and in our heart is called the Dweller, the Shekhinah. Now let’s learn a bit about Y-H-V-H.
Y-H-V-H in the Ten Commandments
Let’s pause for a moment and go back to our topic of IDOLATRY. We’ve been following Moses’ Ten Commandments as a platform for it. The first and second Commandments say:
The FIRST Commandment of Sinai
- I Am (The Essence)
2. YHVH Your ELoKiM (The Attributes)
3. Who Took You Out of Egypt Land”( His Kingship
The SECOND Commandment of Sinai (idols’ list)
1. Thou shall not make for yourself other ELoKiM’s
2. Over My Face…….
The first, ‘positive’ Commandment tells us whom we should know and worship
The Second, negative Commandment tells us about the idols, whom we should worship not
As we’ve said, the First Commandment obligates every human (not only Jewish) to KNOW and become familiar with the Speaker’s Names as they appear here, namely the Names of ELKM and YHVH.
These Names are all introduced and identified in Genesis Chapter One. We’ve started with the Holy Name ELKM, who created the Heaven and the Earth.
Now, as we learn about the creation of Adam, the time has arrived to learn also about Y-H-V-H.
1: YHVH is an acronym
Y-H-V-H is an acronym made of the following words:
ha Y a (he was)
H o V eh (he is)
y H yeh (he will be)
In Hebrew it rhymes and sounds beautifully.
Some translate Y-H-V-H as Eternal, which is inaccurate, since ELKM too is Eternal.
The acronym expresses the notion that although Y-H-V-H appears ‘late’ in the story of Genesis, only in connection to the creation of Adam, we should know that ‘She’ was before everything, She is now and She will be ‘active’ even on the Eternal Sabbath when ELKM would ‘cease’ His work and abstain from doing more work!
How should YHVH be pronounced?
As an acronym, Y-H-V-H should be pronounced as an acronym: letter by letter. As you’d pronounce other acronyms such as C-B-S, N-B-C or C-N-N, letter by letter with no VOWELS separating the consonants.
How wrong is to mispronounce YHVH as JeHoVah, Yehowah or Yahwah. This distortion is not only rude but more important: it betrays a total ignorance of the acronym’s meaning.
In Hebrew, Y-H-V-H is pronounced ONLY as the letters Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh. Never with any vowels inserted between the consonants.
We also tend to REPLACE Y-H-V-H by another Name given Abraham: Aa-Do-Nai which means ‘My Master,’ ‘My Owner’ (the English Lord misses the essential meaning of My Owner, to whom I am a slave, to whom I surrender my body and life.)
In daily speak we refer to YHVH simply as “The Name” or Ha-SheM.
The Psalms song for the Sixth Day
The story is retold by the Levite Choir of the Holy Temple who chanted every day a Psalm song that describes the events of CREATION that had occurred on that Day. On every sixth day of the week (Friday) the Choir chanted the following Psalm:
“YHVH has reigned….
The World was CONSOLIDATED…
Henceforth it would not falter…”
On” this day,” the sixth, the “world was consolidated” by the presence of YHVH in it, so that “it would not falter.”
What makes Adam so unique is NOT only our intelligent smart mind, or that we are Homo Sapience. Give other creatures some time and they too would develop science and technology on their own. What makes us unique, essentially different from all other creatures is the fact that the Merciful YHVH participated ONLY in our creation, giving only us the ability to perceive Her and do Her work.
Moses is telling us that our ability of perceiving YHVH and emulating Her Ways is not a mere evolutionary incident but rather the only key to our survival. Without inviting YHVH into our heart, we would be no different than other animals, sophisticated as we might become. Let’s repeat what we have said: If we chose to behave like animals, ignoring YHVH and Her Merciful Ways, She would leave the Heavenly Court and surrender us into the sole hands of the Prosecutor ELKM who would finish us to kahalah, nothingness, AS HE HAD DONE TO NUMEROUS OTHER WORLDS BEFORE
Where does Y-H-V-H appears in the text the first time?
At the End of the Sixth Day it says:
“And ELoKiM said let the Earth bring forth creatures, Cattle, creeping things,
And ELoKiM made the animals…cattle…and everything creeping
And ELoKiM saw that is was good,
And ELoKiM created Adam in His Image
And ELoKiM blessed them saying be fruitful and multiply
And ELoKim said let us make Adam in our form and our image
And ELoKiM said behold, I have given you all the grass
And ELoHiM saw everything that He had done and behold, it was Very Good,
And it was evening, and it was morning,
Y – om, (Day)
H – aShishi, (Sixth) (was over) (Genesis 1:31)
…………………………………The Sabbath starts …………………………………..
V -aYechulu (and they ended)
H -aShamyim (the Heaves)
And the Earth, VeHaaretz, and all their hosts,
And ELoHiM finished all the work he had done,
And ELoHiM finished on the Seventh Day His work which He had done,
And He abstained on the Seventh Day from all His work which He had done…” (Genesis 2: 1-2)
Here the Sixth Day, ruled by ELoKiM, is painted red
The Sabbath Day, ruled by YHVH, is painted blue
And as you see, the Acronym YHVH penetrates our Sixth Day from the Sabbath,
Half of the Acronym, the Y-H, dwells in our Sixth Day,
The other half, the V-H, still dwells in the Sabbath Day.
You can see how YHVH enters and assesses our Sixth Day.
Adam is born to BECOME Very Good
At first, while planning Adam, ELKM said in plural:
“And ELKM said: Let Us Make an Adam in Our Form and Our Image.”
But since neither ELKM nor YHVH has any ‘form’ or ‘image,’ what does the verse say?
Tradition explains (Rashi) that the verse should be read as if ELKM had an “Image and Form” of an ideal Adam on His Mind, when He spoke these words.
ELKM made Adam with a Plan: to help Adam become Very Good.
Adam would not do it by himself alone.
ELKM said “Let us,” me and you, Adam, make an ideal Adam together. I will guide you to become that Image and Form that I have on my mind about you.
Adam is the only creature that would have to improve himself to become a Very Good one. But Adam would not be able to achieve that by himself alone, without the guidance of ELKM and the Torah.
This is clearly shown in the text. After the consultation with YHVH, saying “Let Us make an Adam…” the next verse says:
“ELKM (then) created the Adam in His Image,
In the Image of ELKM He created him,” (Genesis 1: 7)
This while planning Adam, ELKM spoke in plural voice. But when he began making Adam, the verse says that ELKM made Adam in HIS Image. The verse repeats this message twice, to emphasize the point.
Hence ELKM made Adam in His Image, capable of becoming the image of YHVH ELKM in Oneness. .
It means that ELKM endowed Adam with all the talents needed to thrive and rule over his habitat, Earth; to be like ELKM. He endowed Adam with a precious Free Will, Self-Consciousness, a smart Mind and powerful Passions and Desires. Adam can emulate ELKM. But that would NOT make Adam Very Good in ELKM eyes.
But at the same time, ELKM prepared also a room in Adam’s heart, capable of accepting and harboring the Merciful YHVH and Her values, something he had never done with any other creature, how smart that creature might be. Adam would have to let YHVH fill his heart and dwell there, to become Very Good in ELKM’s eyes.
Thus Adam is the only creature made with the expectation to improve himself and become Very Good; by using the special talent: his mind and heart. Adam would learn about ELKM and YHVH and learn to unite them in his heart, mind and actions.
“Let Us Make an Adam in Our Form and Our Image.” This verse takes now a new meaning. ELKM says to Adam : “Let us, me and you, make an ideal Adam together. according to the Image and Form that I have on him.”
Adam would have to grab ELKM’s hand, the Torah, and progress with it to become Very Good. . .
Does science agree?
An interesting point: After the Sixth Day, Midday Trial that decimated the pre- historical giant creatures, the room was opened for MAMMALS to proliferate. Why Mammals?
Logic says that ELKM would have continued to create creatures next to the last ones on the list. If He wished to introduce smart creatures to the world, He had already have the raw material for that. He could have used the Crawling creatures mentioned last before Adam and prompt them to develop smart minds. They had already developed a social life based on intercommunicate, and they could have evolved into scientifically savvy creatures, capable of making their own computers, smart phones and space ships.
ELKM could, for instance, promote a smart Serpent that would walk and talk like Man. But instead, ELKM promoted mammals. Why?
Science admits that what is special about Mammals is the Compassion the mothers show towards the offspring. It comes with the mother milk. . Alligators would eat their offspring, but mammals won’t.
You CAN say that after the Midday Trial, ELKM and YHVH began the process of making Adam. They started by promoting mammals to proliferate and grow. The natural, reflex Compassion of the mammals towards their offspring would evolve into the full blown conscientious Mercy and Compassion in Adam.
Again,you CAN match Science with Moses, even in regard to making the Adam.
Think about this
- The end of Genesis Chapter One can be summarize in the following diagram:
Each Attribute judges Adam from its side. Adam need to be Very Good by both YHVH and ELKM.
Adam is like a child holding the two Attributes together. This structure of the Heavenly Court: YHVH-Adam-ELKM would repeat itself several occasions in the Book of Genesis, like before the Flood and the Binding of Isaac.
:2. As our world is traveling towards the future, it can get ‘los’t in the “Super Space”. it can wobble with no direction. The presence of YHVH here, the Y-H (pronounced Yah) is likened to an anchor which steady its course towards the Sabbath. YHVH is likened to a lighthouse that shows our Universe the way to progress in history.
- Remove YHVH away from us, or let YHVH fly away back to Her Domain, and our world would be lost and terminated by ELKM to khalah! Nothingness.
4: YHVH reigns ‘alone’ over the next Day, the Eternal Sabbath
ELKM has reigned ‘awesomely alone’ over the Six Days, before creating Adam.
We live are under YHVH ELKM in Onenes.
6: The Nicknames In Kabbala:
ELKM is often referred to as “One Who fills the World.” For ELKM’s Name appears 32 ( Lb is heart) in Chapter One
YHVH is also called “One Who surrounds all worlds.” YHVH surrounds everything. .
7 The Eternal Sabbath is not just another Floor over our Six Floor Universe.
It is, rather, the next phase of our ENTIRE Universe, into which it travels.
- When the Eternal Sabbath comes, ELKM will ABSTAIN from doing anymore work, ABSTAIN from doing anymore Judgment, ABSTAIN from inflicting retributions or giving rewards. It is a Day that knows no SORROW and nor DEATH, but also no BIRTH. It is a Day full of endless LOVE, JOY and HOLINESS.
9: Our weekly Sabbath is only a taste of the true, Eternal Sabbath.
10: If you enter a Synagogue on Friday evening, you’d hear the congregation chanting the “Welcome of the Sabbath” service. They would chant:
Walk My Groom Towards the Bride, the face of the Sabbath we will welcome.”
It Is a moving, joyful service. The Bride is either (1) The Sabbath (2) Creation (3) YHVH who dwells in the Sabbath (Rabbi Dov Soloveichick Z”TL)
11: Had ELoKiM continued to rule the World awesomely alone, He would have terminated it with wrath.
Had YHVH ruled our world awesomely alone, this would have also brought its destruction. For without fearing ELKM, who wouldn’t sin? Or if any sin is assured to be forgiven, who wouldn’t sin?
Our World is ruled by YHVH ELoKiM in Oneness
12: The Torah wants us to focus not on the futuristic Eternal Sabbath, but rather on Her presence in our Sixth Day. Or better said: on the transition between our Sixth Day to the Sabbath.
13: YHVH ELoKiM’s Oneness is not only a philosophical or theological principle. We are COMMANDED to UNITE the Opposing Attributes into One, in our courts, our hearts and our lives. Oneness is a way of life, of combining Justice with Mercy.
14: In her Domain, the Eternal Sabbath, YHVH does not appear as Merciful and Compassionate. After all, in the Sabbath there is neither sin nor retribution, no suffering and no pains. It is only in our World, ELKM’s world, that Her Light assumes the value of MERCY, COMPASSION and FOGIVENSS, in contrast to ELKM and His ways.
Note also that in Her Domain, YHVH neither judges not forms a Heavenly Court. The Sabbath is a Day of unconditional loved without judgment.
It is only here in ELKM’s world that the Bride YHVH has ‘accommodated’ Herself to Her Groom ELKM. Siting here in the Heavenly Court , YHVH assesses too, using Her criteria, which are different than ELKM’s criteria.
15 The ‘part’ of YHVH that penetrates our World, the Y-H, is also called The Shekhinah, meaning “the Dweller.”
The Y-H may be pronounced Yah, like in Jeremiah, Isaiah. But the full Acronym Y-H-V-H is always pronounced as such, LETTER BY LETTER! The V-H is pronounced letter by letter.
16: YHVH is more than a BRIDE. Her presence in ELKM’s World is perceived as a BRIDE. But in truth, YHVH encompasses everything, even the Attribute ELKM. You can say that Judgment too is an aspect of Mercy, since it is a mercy to the world to see in it the wicked being punished. It is mercy to the world to see Pharaoh drawing. It is mercy to the world to see the Nazis being called to justice.
17: Moses told Israel:
- “Hear O Israel, YHVH is our ELKM,
- YHVH is One”
We live under line 1: YHVH ELKM, But we move to line 2: the Kingdom of YHVH.
Hear it! Think of it!
18: Moses placed the two Golden Cherubs over the Holy Ark, to designate the two Attributes YHVH and ELKM, like a BRIDE AND A GROOM looking at each other in Heavenly Love The Shekhinah of YHVH spoke to the Prophet of Israel from the Space Under the Wings.
What next? We’ve been following Moses Commandments:
2.YHVH your ELKM
- Who took you out of Egypt”
We’ve learned about YHVH and ELKM in line 2.
The time has arrived to move on and study YHVH ELKM’S KINGSHIP
END OF TORAH CLASS IDOLATRY10
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