Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Hashem's Name Goes Postal


Ladaat.net reports that a new postage stamp with a picture of a Hamsa has one of Hashem's names (ש-ד-י). It therefore should not be used. If it is received from the mail, it needs to be buried. The one who issued the stamp, the article says, apparently did not realize the halachic problems involved with it.

4 Comments:

At Thu Oct 26, 01:39:00 PM 2006, Blogger Judah HaKohain said...

This is a hugeb problem. We get Jewish catalogs with pictures of torahs or mezuzzahs with Y"H"V"H. We actually got a brochure in the mail from a Torah Institute that had the 4 letter name on the cover (again, picture of a sefer torah).

All of these need to be treated with respect and placed in shamos.

Companies, institutions as well as the Israel Government should be more careful not to desicrate G-d's Name.

 
At Thu Oct 26, 03:25:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about names viewed on a screen that disolve as you click to the next screen?

 
At Fri Oct 27, 01:50:00 AM 2006, Blogger Judah HaKohain said...

I don't think that is considered "Kasiva" or writing since it is pixilated. Anyone know for sure?

 
At Fri Nov 24, 09:34:00 AM 2006, Blogger Elisheva said...

Thanks for the alert!

 

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