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

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With all my reading of inscriptions on matzevot, especially in Slovakia, I come across issues I cannot resolve. Take the name of Yehuda (יהודה). Anyone with some knowledge of the Torah and shevatim …
asked May 22 '18 by Madeleine
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I deal a lot with names, whether given names or family names, especially as I collect genealogical information. So recently I'm puzzled about some Germanic-Jewish names that are related to numbers … ," here are a few more names, and I haven't exhausted the list: ZWEI or ZWEIER a two; DREISIGER is a thirty-year old; SIEBZIGER is a septuagenarian; HUNDERT is 100; TAUSEND is 1000. Some names could …
asked Sep 29 '14 by Madeleine
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Thanks to all who made some great suggestions. First let me correct the spelling of the word: it should be PRENUMERANTEN (an extra N in there). I duly found the Berel Kagan book (at UCLA's Researc …
answered Jan 27 '12 by Madeleine
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! There was never another Avraham, Yitzchak, Yaakov, etc., so everyone was unique and there was no ambiguity in referring to anyone. So at what point did people start to "recycle" names and why? Was it to memorialize a loved one or another honored person or rabbi? …
asked Jun 17 '12 by Madeleine
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A few years back I found an on-line source for "prenumeraten." Just to enlighten those who don't know, before a sefer was published years ago, it would seem that feelers were sent out to find out who …
asked Jan 2 '12 by Madeleine