“You shall love יהוה your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart”.

“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise”.

An Introduction To YAH’S Corner

Each Shabbat I look at a different portion of Tanach  (or what most people refer to as the “Old Testament”). Sometimes what I look at is a thought that has been on my mind during the week. Sometimes I just want a deeper understanding of a scripture or maybe even just one word. So YAH’S corner is the fruit of those studies. I hope you find them thought provoking.

In all these writings you will see the name YAH in everything I write. YAH is the short form of YaHoVaH, the proper name of God. You will see יהוה  (Yud Hay Vav Hay), again the proper name of God spelled out in Hebrew in place of “the LORD” in any scripture reference, which is how it was originally written in the Hebrew text. We are told time and time again to proclaim His name and the LORD, GOD or HaShem is not his name but only titles. You will also see the word Eloheim replacing the word God.

“ You shall love יהוה your Eloheim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” De 6:5

Deuteronomy 6:5  is the beginning of  the “The Shama”; It is verse  most Jews hold dear and recite often. But holding it dear and reciting it is one thing but to really “ love יהוה your Eloheim with all your heart” is another.

How I long to one day to be able to say “I love יהוה my Eloheim with all my heart”. It is a goal I will strive for everyday until He takes my last breath away from me.