I've Always Wondered
What Is My Hebrew Name? What Is Yours? Originally published August 10, 2018

A Hebrew name is chosen, generally by parents, as are other names.  A convert to Judaism chooses a Hebrew name, too. Jews have a tradition of naming after someone special who has gone before, as a way of perpetuating that person’s “good name.”  Ashkenazi Jews generally do not name after living persons.  (Yes, there are […]

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