<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Jan 10, 2008 7:20 PM, Liron Kopinsky <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<br>On a similar but sad note, there is a Gemarrah in Brachot which says that one cannot name a shul "Beth Am" because it connotes a place of communal gathering rather than avodat Hashem, but googling "beth Am" gives the following: " Results 1 - 10 of about 944,000 for beth Am. (
0.21 seconds) " What is sad is not that that many congregations voted to name their shuls by a name explicitely assur in the Gemarrah, but that none of their Rabbi's actually learned (or cared about) the first tractate of Shas to know it's forbidden at all.
</font></blockquote></div><br>How can we call a month Tammuz when it is the name of a Baylonian Deity - sholudn't "sheim elohim acheirim lo sazkiru" make that assur mid'orraisso?<br><br clear="all"><br>
-- <br>Kol Tuv / Best Regards,<br><a href="mailto:RabbiRichWolpoe@Gmail.com">RabbiRichWolpoe@Gmail.com</a><br>see: <a href="http://nishmablog.blogspot.com/">http://nishmablog.blogspot.com/</a>