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What are common Yiddish names for English name Louis? Would this be Loeb or Levi or others?

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Yiddish or Hebrew ? Your example gives both. –  eramm Feb 5 '14 at 17:45
My apologies. I'm poorly educated in this area. I would have been happy to hear a name in either language or both. –  Susan Feb 11 '14 at 2:52

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YMMV, but the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote that there was a "Pierre Louis" (an assimilated Jew from France) who visited Harki. The town was Chassidic, and it happened that one of the townsmen visited the Baal Shem Tov in the interim.

The Baal Shem Tov then instructed Rabbi Nissan to go to Pierre Louis and tell him that he was of Jewish descent; that his name was really Pesach Tzvi, after his mother's grandfather; "Pierre" being the French name for ''Pesach," and "Louis" for "Levi," for he was a Levi.

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Where does Tzvi come from in the story? –  WAF Feb 5 '14 at 18:43
@waf it looks like his real name was pesach tzvi halevi. –  Shmuel Brin Feb 5 '14 at 18:54

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