Deuteronomy 12:5
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5  but look only to the site that Hashem your God will choose amidst all your tribes as His habitation, to establish His name there. There you are to go,

KEE im el ha-ma-KOM a-sher yiv-KHAR a-do-NAI e-lo-hay-KHEM mi-kol shiv-tay-KHEM la-SUM et sh’-MO SHAM l’-shikh-NO tid-r’-SHU u-VA-ta SHA-ma

ה  כִּי אִם־אֶל־הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר־יִבְחַר יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם מִכָּל־שִׁבְטֵיכֶם לָשׂוּם אֶת־שְׁמוֹ שָׁם לְשִׁכְנוֹ תִדְרְשׁוּ וּבָאתָ שָׁמָּה׃

 12:5   To establish His name there

The Temple Mount and Western Wall

The Hebrew word for ‘to establish His name’ is l’shichno (לשכנו). The root of this word, shachen (ש-כ-נ), means ‘to dwell’, and is also the root of the word shechina (שכינה), used to refer to Hashem’s presence. The use of this word to refer to His presence alludes to our close, personal, relationship with the Almighty, as the name indicates that He dwells among us. Additionally, this verse reminds us that the place on earth where Hashem’s presence is perceived more than any other is the Temple Mount in Yerushalayim, the place where he chose “to establish His name.”

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  • Am I understanding correctly that while I am in my prayer closet and am bowing before Hashem in worship, when I feel the presence of, what I believe is the Ha'Kodesh, I am actually experiencing Skekinah? Please help me understand. Thank you.


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