[Avodah] Yehei Shemeih Rabba
micha at aishdas.org
Tue Sep 10 17:47:53 PDT 2019
The AhS (OC 56:1,3) records a tradition that "shemeih" in Qaddish
is an allusion to "Shem Y-H". As in "ki Yad al Keis Kah..."
(And, regardless of allusion, since I don't think he's really saying
it's two words, RYME also says the hei in NOT mapiq. Weird. A question
for Mesorah, I guess.)
So that when we say "Yisgadeil veyisqadeish shemeih rabba" or "yehei
shemeih rabba mevorakh" we are asking for the completion of sheim
Y-H to the full sheim havayah through the end of milchamah H' baAmaleiq.
(Second diqduq tangent, the Rama says what I wrote above, the comma
is after "rabba", not before. Modifies "shemeih" not "mevorakh.)
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