Friday, October 04, 2019

Tefillah: An Insight and a Question, Agudah and Atah Gibbor

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The insight concerns the word אגדה - it is spelled חסר in the סידור. The letter missing from the sequence is a ב because the letter Beis represents duality and separation - the antithesis of our quest לאגד.

Furthermore, the gimatriya of אגדה is 13 - אחד. No further explanation necessary.

The question - to which I do not yet have an answer - is why in אתה גבור the first שם is spelled אדנ-י and not, as the rest of the names in Shemoneh Esrei are - with the שם הוי"ה. The first שם in thew Shemoneh Esrei is also a Shem Adnus  - אדנ-י שפתי תפתח - but there are reasons given for that permutation. I have not seen any reasons for this permutation.

Answers are welcome!

4 comments:

  1. There is a holy name of א-ג-ל-א which should be concentrated on when reciting the first 4 words of the beracha, which are the Rashei Teivot of that name.

    See the Kaf HaHayim 114:3:

    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=41181&st=&pgnum=109

    That would only work with the Shem Adnut.

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  2. About Atah Gibbor... Havayah is Chessed, not Gevurah. “Atah Gibbor le’olam H...” would make little sense.

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  3. See Hebrew Rinas Chaim (Friedlander) on Shmoneh Esrei, pp. 37-38, for a creative answer

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  4. עי' בס' נטריקן לבעל הפמ''ג סוף קו א' ותמצא חפץ

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