Adonai is spelled with 2 yods?

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Adonai is spelled with 2 yods?

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:29 pm

I noticed that in the blessing for praising God, Adonai is spelled with 2 yods and in the blessing over foods, Adonai is spelled differently. Why is this.
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Re: Adonai is spelled with 2 yods?

Postby admin » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:33 pm

Guest wrote:I noticed that in the blessing for praising God, Adonai is spelled with 2 yods and in the blessing over foods, Adonai is spelled differently. Why is this.


There are different conventions for writing Hebrew prayers/blessings.... Yod-Yod (יְיָ) is one "circumlocution" for the Divine Name that is traditionally used in many prayer books. For example:


בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽנוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, הַמֵּכִין מִצְעֲדֵי גָֽבֶר

Praised to You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe,
who strengthens our steps.


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