Rabbi Solves Mystery of The Divine Name – YHWH Goes Both Ways!
Posted by NT Wrong on July 24, 2008
The pronunciation and meaning of The Name of YHWH has been a mystery for 2000 years. But, Rabbi Mark Sameth of Westchester now claims to have cracked it! And it turns out that God is a hermaphrodite …
“Rabbi Mark Sameth contends in a soon-to-be-published article that the four-letter Hebrew name for God – held by Jewish tradition to be unpronounceable since the year 70 – should actually be read in reverse.
When the four letters are flipped, he says, the new name makes the sounds of the Hebrew words for “he” and “she.”
God thus becomes a dual-gendered deity, bringing together all the male and female energy in the universe, the yin and the yang that have divided the sexes from Adam and Eve to Homer and Marge.
“This is the kind of God I believe in, the kind of God that makes sense to me, in a language that speaks very, very deeply to human aspirations and striving,” Sameth said. “How could God be male and not female?”
Sameth, 54, the spiritual leader of Pleasantville Community Synagogue in Pleasantville, first hit on his theory more than a decade ago when he was a rabbinical student.
Since then, he has pieced together clues and supporting evidence from the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament to Christians, and the vast body of rabbinic literature.”
Now that’s been solved, what will Madonna and the other kabbalists do? And where did the alephs go?
Rabbi Mark Sameth’s article will appear in CCAR Journal, published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
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