Jewish Meditation

Meditation on God's Name

God's Essential Name–the Four-Letter Name–Havayah

God's Essential Name Havayah is spelled in Hebrew: yud-kei-vav-kei. According to the Jewish law, we are forbidden to pronounce the Name Havayah as it is written. Therefore, throughout our web site, when spelling out the Name Havayah we have replaced the Hebrew letter hei with kei, as accustomed. Even during prayer, it must be pronounced: Adonay ("my Master"). Here though, when meditating (without pronouncing) one may and should meditate on its four letters in Hebrew as they are truly written:yud-hei-vav-hei

God's essential Name Havayah is the Eternal Being, the Divine power that continuously brings all of reality into being


The above meditation is available in text and e-book form in "Living in Divine Space," a 288 page book on Kabbalah and Meditation by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh. Click here for our webstore.



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