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...
For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.