Adult Ed with Rabbi Shifrah

25 Jan @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

How Many Names Are There?: 

A Conversation about What We Believe, What We Call God, and How We Decide

Judaism has many names for God. Traditionally, Adonai and Elohim are the most frequently used names in prayer. But God is also known by El Shaddai, Shekhinah, Havayah, YaH, Yod-Hei-Vav_Hei, HaMakom, Ruach Kol Chai, El, Ha-Rachaman, and many other names.

 In Kabbalah, there are at least 72 mystical names for God. 

In Islam, people speak of there being 99 names for God, many of which are quite similar to Names used in Judaism. 

How do you like to think of God, and what name or names do you like to use? Why does that resonate with you? What’s it like for you when you’re praying in a service, and a different name is used from the one you expect, prefer, or are accustomed to? Let’s talk about it!

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