G-d Damn It!: Jewish, Christian, and Legal Perspectives

Several days ago, we discussed R. Chaim Ozer Grodzinski’s responsum on printing Hashem’s name in a language other than Hebrew in newspapers. Here is my halachah column for this week: In parashas Re’eh, Hashem commands us to obliterate the names of other gods, but “You shall not do this to Hashem, your G-d.” (12:3-4) One […]

Naming G-d In Der Israelit

Mississippi Fred MacDowell recently posted about a fascinating episode recorded in the pages of R. Marcus (Meyer) Lehmann’s newspaper Der Israelit. This is as good an occasion as any to note a prominent appearance of the newspaper and its celebrated author in the Halachic literature; an entire responsum of the great Rav Haim Ozer Grodzinski’s […]