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The Holy Name

Reader comment on item: Nike and 9/11

Submitted by Benny Tiefenbrunner (Israel), Sep 14, 2006 at 01:00

In an interesting contrast, if Orthodox Jews were to discover the name of G-d on a brand of shoes, those shoes would attain a level of sanctity, and rather than scratching it out, which would be a desecration of the Holy Name, the shoes would have to be buried in consecrated ground.

It seems that radical Islam's views of holiness and our own are somewhat different!


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