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The Jewish name is a keystone of Jewish identity for all Jews. It is customary to give a Jewish name when the baby is born.
We just had a daughter, and my rabbi told us that we should name her at the first possible opportunity. Why?
The art of baby naming
Choosing a name is a big deal. A person’s name is not a mere label; it expresses the essence of its bearer . . .
It functions as a conduit, channeling spiritual energy from G‑d into your soul and your body. That’s why a critically ill person is sometimes given an additional Hebrew name—sort of like a spiritual bypass operation.
This seems strange, since the sages place great significance on a person’s name.
Throughout the Torah various people have their names changed. Abram becomes Abraham, Sarai changes to Sarah and Hoshea to Joshua. Jacob even gets an entirely new name: Israel. What is the significance of these changes?
I could see why Esther would need to do that. But why would Mordecai, a righteous, observant Jew, be named after a Babylonian deity?
Question: My daughter's Hebrew name is Talia. Can you tell me the name's meaning and significance? Answer: Your daughter has quite an auspicious name. Talia is a contraction of two Hebrew words (tal and y-ah), and means "dew of G‑d." Dew and rain are both...
In Eastern Europe, it was very common to name children with Yiddish names, which were very often a variation of an originally Hebrew name. "Pessy" is one such name. According to the sources I've seen, "Pesse" is a Yiddish form of "Batya," which in Hebrew ...
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