Episode 2: Praising G-d and Praising G-d’s Name
In the second installment of the Cup of Salvation Podcast, David Nekrutman and Rabbi Pesach Wolicki explore the meaning of Psalms 113:1, where King David praises G-d as well as G-d’s name. How is praising “Him” different from praising “His name”? Why does G-d even have a name, and what does it mean? Is a name the same thing as a title? This fascinating discussion also deals with the problem of repetitions in Scripture, and includes David’s recollection of his recent trip to East Germany, where he had the miraculous experience of watching a German Christian community praise G-d for the State of Israel.