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How to write el shaddai in hebrew

It is permitted to erase names like Jeremiah, Isaiah, or Zechariah, even though the last letters of such names spell out the Name YAH, since the entire name is considered a single word. Nevertheless, it is customary to abbreviate such names, leaving out the final Hey, to avoid the chance that a divine Name may be desecrated:

Likewise it is customary to write Yehudah (Judah) with a final Aleph rather than a final Hey, lest the Dalet is left out and the Name Y-H-V-H is inadvertently written:

It is customary to write the Hebrew number 15 as Tet-Vav rather than Yod-Hey, which is the divine Name YAH. Similarly, 16 is written as Tet-Zayin rather than as Yod-Vav, which resembles a divine name (e.g., YOchanan).

Note that these changes are made even when they are part of a larger number such as 115, 416, etc.

There is also a rather superstitious custom of transposing the letters of numbers which might otherwise spell out a word with a negative connotation, such as in the case of 270 (Resh-Ayin, which means "evil") or 304 (Shin-Dalet, which spells the word for "demon"):

Finally, since holy books containing the Name(s) of God are not to be destroyed, discarded books or scrolls that contain any of the Names of God are put in a genizah, or "cemetery" for sacred writings (usually a storeroom in a synagogue).

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