Atkins, Passover Haggadah

You are to instruct him in the laws of pesach and

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Unformatted text preview: tead a euphemism or circumlocution is used. The word ‘God’ is a word used to denote the Deity and is not the name of the Deity; it is itself just a word. Jews frequently use circumlocutions, so in speech, or in the written word, instead of the name of God we say “the Master of the Universe” or ‘The Above One” or “The Holy One Blessed be He” or most commonly “the Name”. The word “Place” is used here. As God is everywhere, in every ‘place’ so the word “Place” can be used to refer to God. One commentator suggests that the alteration of one of the letters in the Hebrew 'Hamakom', to Hamakayaim infers that here we are speaking of the “One who makes everything exist” “Place” also has a special meaning in Jewish thought. When Abraham obeys God’s testing command to sacrifice his son Isaac (Gen Ch 22 V 1-2), the Bible tells us that God tells Abraham to take his son and go to the land of Moriah and offer him up on one of the mountains which I (God) will show you (Abraham) the narrative continues “On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and s...
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