The earthbound disembodied soul
can encounter a number of risks. If it is unable to separate
itself from the body even through pain, it can experience a
decay of consciousness and a turning into nothingness. An angel
Dumah (Silence), is the guardian of the dead, and wanting
to prevent this decay, This angel asks each soul for its Hebrew
name. The rabbis say that some people suffer amnesia due to
the shock of dying and are, consequently unable to remember
In order to dispel this forgetfulness, the learning of a mnemonic
device while one is alive is recommended at the conclusion of
(the central prayer of the service), the worshiper is instructed
to "sign off" by reciting a biblical verse.
name represents a particular verse, that begins with the
first letter of his name and ends with the last letter
of his name.
Among Sephardic Jews, the child is initiated into his/her
own sentence at the bar or bat mitzvah. In this way, the
worshiper reinforces the memory of his Jewish name at
the end of every prayer service.
Thus, in death, even if he is unable to remember his name,
he will he able to remember the Torah verse, because Torah
is eternal and cannot decay.
The soul will therefore be comfy and able to follow the
angels who summon it before the heavenly court.
would be the verse for the name Moshe.
Match the first and last letter, the alphabetic character that
matches your name, is your verse.
|If you're not familiar
with your Hebrew name, can't read Hebrew, or just cant find
the verse on this chart. Please feel free to e-mail
the Rabbi your regular English first & middle
name, and he will reply you with the represented verse printed
in Phonetic Hebrew.
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