Parashat Ki Tisa

13 Attributes of Mercy

Based on Rabbi Chaim Rosenblatt

HASHEM, HASHEM

Opinions vary as to whether these first words count as 0, 1, or 2 of the Attributes of Mercy.

א-ל
EL

[lit. powerful / mighty

רחום
RACHUM

[lit. compassionate, from the root word RECHEM meaning womb]

חנון
CHANUN

[lit. gracious from the word CHEN, meaning grace]

ארך
ERECH

[lit. long / length / protracted / slowness]

אפים
APAYIM

[lit. anger / nosed, as in ERECH APAYIM long-nosed]

ורב חסד
V’RAV CHESED

[lit. and multitudinous / abundant / plentiful in doing -heart/ffireworks/party tube-CHESED meaning lovingkindness / giving -heart-firewors.., AKA abounding in kindness]

ואמת
V’EMET

[lit. and truth / truthful]

ונצר חסד
V’NOTZER CHESED

[lit. and creating / extending CHESED]

לאלפים
LA’ALAFIM

[lit. For / to the thousands (of generations)]

נושא
NOSEI

[lit. lift or carry]

עון
AVON — [NOSEI AVON]

[lit. lifts / carries the burden of sins / crookedness / distortions, especially at judgment time when He ‘lifts off’ from the guilt side of the scale to allow our merits to outweigh our demerits]

ופשע
VA’PESHA — [NOSEI PESHA]

[lit. & rebellion / negligence / wantonness]

וחטאה
‎VA’CHATAA [NOSE CHEIT]

‎[lit. sin / miss, as in missed the mark]‎

ונקה
V’NAKEH

[lit. cleans]

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Zachary DuBow

Zachary DuBow

8 Followers

wannabe Torah scholar, amateur stock market investor, junior web developer