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Why the hyphen in G-d?

 

November 11, 2022



You’ve seen that word in Rabbi Konikov’s emails thousands of times. And you may have thought, “Why the hyphen?”

Also, why does he refer to G-d with the masculine “He”?

Then there’s the obsession with idolatry. Why did Abraham smash stone idols, and why G-d opens His first public address to the Jews with a warning to not have “other gods” before Him? Why so jealous?

“In your heart of hearts, you have likely doubted G-d. I know I have, and have wondered, “Is this kosher?,” said Rabbi Konikov.

These are just four of some 25 Divine puzzles we will be poring over in our n...



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