Adoshem n. Hebrew (ah-doe-SHEM) A contraction of two of the Hebrew words for God: Adonai and ha-Shem. Adonai is the word most often used in prayers; traditional Jews use the term ha-Shem when referring to God.

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Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Jewish Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, culture, history, the Bible and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a pronunciation guide and is cross-referenced to related terms.; “A JPS desk reference”–cover. (2). Philadelphia, PA: Jewish Publication Society.

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