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What’s the Big Deal with Names?

Parshah Curiosities: Shemot

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What’s the Big Deal with Names?: Parshah Curiosities: Shemot

The second book of the Torah, which is called the Book of Names, begins with again listing the names of the twelve tribes. Explore the importance and influence of a name, and other intriguing curios on Jewish names. For example, why don’t we find reference to anyone being named Gad and Asher – names from the twelve tribes – throughout the entire Talmudic era?
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