Question:

It is common practice that at the end of an aliyah, people sing the last couple of words with the Ba’al Koreh. If these last words include Hashem’s name (e.g. Beresheet 6:8), is it permitted to sing along with the Ba’al Koreh, or would one be in violation of Lo Tisa?

Answer:

It depends on what and how many words are bring said. If what is being said is a statement that can make sense on it’s own, even if ti isn’t a full posuk, it is permitted and not considered saying H-shem’s name in vain. However if the words are not something that can make sense on it’s own then it is not permitted.

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