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Shall we say "Thank G-d" or "Thank Hashem"
Either one is OK, since the Hebrew word "HaShem" (literally meaning "The Name") can be used instead of "G-d" in mundane speech or writing. (It is not one of the Holy Names of G-d which can't be erased or desecrated; rather, it stands in place of a Holy Name, as a substituted title.) But part of the intention of speaking G-d's praises is that a person who hears you should understand what you are saying. So if the people hearing you don't understand the Hebrew word "HaShem," you are missing out on part of the intended accomplishment.

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RE: Shall we say "Thank G-d" or "Thank Hashem" - by Director Michael - 07-19-2007, 06:05 PM
RE: Saying "Thank G-d" - by Director Michael - 07-26-2007, 04:39 PM

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