Transcript: The Tetragrammaton, Jan 29 2007

Transcript: The Tetragrammaton, Jan 29 2007

Thom wrote about the protest in D.C. and the church service he attended beforehand in his article, "Join The Parade For We The People". On the show he mentioned one particular address during the service...

The Tetragrammaton, January 29 2007

Thom wrote about the protest in D.C. and the church service he attended beforehand in his article, "Join The Parade For We The People". On the show he mentioned one particular address during the service:

But first of all, Rabbi Arthur Waskow he said, this was so cool, he said, "The tetragrammaton, the four letters that make up the unspeakable name of G-d in Judaism, JHWH or in English YHWH", he said, "You know, this is done without vowels". Of course, that's Koranic, but he said, "There's not supposed to be any vowels. It's not the big question about, you know, like, mistranslating it as Jehovah or something, adding vowels to it." He said, if you say it without the vowels, what you get is 'haaaaahhhh' 'haaaaahhhh'. The JH is the 'haaaaahhhh' and the WH is the 'haaaaahhhh'." He says, "The breath! The name of G_d is breath". and he said, "It's all living things. All living things are saying the name of G_d with each breath. We are breathing in what the trees are breathing out; the trees are breathing in what we are breathing out and all living things are saying the name of G_d with every breath." I thought that was such a profound statement. I mean, all day long I'm walking around noticing my breath and just thinking of that. It was just extraordinary. And so, anyhow, this marvelous service. The church was packed to the gills...

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