Friday, November 30, 2012

72 "Names" of God (pronounced)

This video is about the Kabbalistic tradition of the 72 "names". Each "name" is sounded out twice together with the Hebrew and a transliteration in English letters. Very useful for learning to read Hebrew.The Rambam (Maimonides) taught:"You must beware of sharing the error of those who writeamulets (kameot). Whatever you hear from them, or read intheir works, especially in reference to [God's] names which theyform by combination, is utterly senseless; they call these combinationsshemot (names) and believe that their pronunciation demandssanctification and purification, and that by using themthey are enabled to work miracles. Rational persons ought notto listen to such men, nor in any way believe their assertions."(Guide for the Perplexed, Book I, Chap. LXI)