What is the proper pronunciation for the tetragrammaton (Y-H-V-H)?
by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg
The correct pronunciation of the tetragrammaton is unknown. It is only permitted to utter that name in the Holy Temple; since we do not have a Holy Temple today, that name is never uttered. Instead we substitute "Adonai" (my Master) whenever the Y-H-V-H appears in the prayers.
Since we do not have a Holy Temple, we substitute "Adonai" (my Master) whenever the Y-H-V-H appears in the prayers.
When the Messiah comes and rebuilds the Holy Temple, he will once again teach us how to pronounce G-d's holy name.
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