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Questions about the purpose, meaning, halachos (rules), etc. of names.

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What is the correct niqqud to put on the name of the מהר"ץ חיות? Wikipedia claims that his last name is spelled Chajes in English, and that Chayes or Hayot may also be seen. This seems to imply that t …
asked Dec 11 '13 by Malper
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Is there a halachic issue with referring to a Muslim imam by the title "Imam" (or "Imam __" with the person's name inserted in place of the underscore)? Here are the thoughts that lead me to ask this …
asked Nov 6 '13 by Malper
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). The names Muhammad, Mahmud, Mehmet, and various similar names are extremely common throughout the Muslim world. Are there any examples of these being used as names by Jewish figures? If so, it would … provide interesting evidence for a few discussions, including whether the Muslim figure Muhammad is viewed as a rasha, and whether names that are etymologically related to the name of a rasha are also forbidden for use. …
asked Dec 26 '13 by Malper
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The standard practice seems to be avoiding saying the word "Jesus" due to the halacha of שם רשעים ירקב, but some people seem to be willing to say it. Is there a heter for this? (Also, would this heter …
asked Nov 5 '13 by Malper