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What is the Jewish name equivalent of...?

English/secular names don't have automatic or fixed Jewish equivalents. There are four methods people usually use to choose a Jewish name...

What is the significance of a Jewish name?

Our Sages tell us that the name of an individual reflects his character and essence. It is what connects him to his spiritual soul, serving as the conduit...

Why is a baby's name given in the synagogue?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?David: why wait to name a baby in the TempleRabbi Shlomo Chein:...

What is the meaning of the name “Michal”?

Mi-cha-el (Michael in English) means “Who is like G-d” – Mi = who; cha (gutteral ch- as in Chanukah) = like; E-l = G-d. I am not sure...

Can parents send a messenger to the synagogue to name their daughter?

Rabbi Jacobson: Welcome to askmoses. How can I be of help today?Boaz: My sister just had a baby girl last night. In terms of a baby naming, who can do...

What is the Jewish name equivalent (if any) of Raymond?

Not always are there direct correspondences between Jewish names and secular names. The name Raymond (from Old German and Old English), means...

Child naming and customs practiced during labor

Mrs. Rochel Loewenthal: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...Expecting: Hi. I am due to have a baby any day and my husband and I are having discussions...

Having a Jewish Name

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Mandy: i wasn't given a hebrew name at birth, but i've been...

Rabbi Jacobson discusses various naming issues

Rabbi Jacobson: Welcome to askmoses. How can I be of help today?Fiona: Hello Rabbi. I am due to have a baby boy in February. I would like to give him a...

Can two people be named after the same person?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Maurine: My cousin is named after my grandfather, is it okay to...