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Legacy And Family: A
For Harry Potter
Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Spiritual Leader, Congregation Netivot Shalom; Founder, Rabbis...
When my wife and I chose the names of our three precious children, we were committed to naming them after family members we had loved and lost. It struck me immediately, when our youngest daughter was named, that the pantheon of my ancestral family was whole again.
Waiting To Announce Your Jewish Baby's Name
Perhaps nothing unifies Jews across levels of observance and backgrounds more than our adherence to superstitions involving babies. We Jews don't mess around with this stuff. Frankly, I find this curious.
Jewish In Name: What's The Point Of Having A Hebrew Name?
Whether a person uses it on a regular basis or not, a Hebrew name is one of the critical totems of Jewish identity. It connects a person to his/her family and to generations of Jews.
A Closer Look At Weiner: Ruminating On Irksome Jewish Names
Jewish literature and Yiddish language, Rutgers University
Changing one's family name has often been an enormously useful device for those attempting to assimilate into other cultures. Take the 1933 case of Warsaw dry goods merchant, Moyshe Hitler.
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