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

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Why is the eighth, and last, day of Chanukah called "Zos Chanukah" and what is it significance?
asked Dec 9 '10 by SimchasTorah
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We all know that Moshe did not change הושע to יהושע until the story of the spies. Why in Beshalach, quite a bit before this, was his name written in full?
asked Jan 9 '11 by SimchasTorah
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What was the name of Lot's wife?
asked Oct 22 '10 by SimchasTorah
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What were the names of the governors of Sedom, and what is the significance of those names? …
asked Oct 21 '10 by SimchasTorah
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וְאֵת שְׁנֵי בָנֶיהָ אֲשֶׁר שֵׁם הָאֶחָד גֵּרְשֹׁם כִּי אָמַר גֵּר הָיִיתִי בְּאֶרֶץ נָכְרִיָּה וְשֵׁם הָאֶחָד אֱלִיעֶזֶר כִּי אֱלֹהֵי אָבִי בְּעֶזְרִי וַיַּצִּלֵנִי מֵחֶרֶב פַּרְעֹה Why tell us how m …
asked Jan 16 '11 by SimchasTorah
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What are the names of TWO distinct grandfathers and their grandsons are mentioned in the weekday Shemoneh Esrei ? …
asked Jan 17 '11 by SimchasTorah
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How many Maccabees were there and what were their names? …
asked Nov 29 '10 by SimchasTorah
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Why is the Shabbos before Pesach called Shabbos HaGadol? Please contribute as many answers as possible.
asked Mar 26 '10 by SimchasTorah
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Which four people’s names from the Chumash also come up as names in Megillas Esther? …
asked Mar 11 '11 by SimchasTorah
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Name the females who where also n'vios (prophetesses)?
asked Jul 12 '10 by SimchasTorah
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Why when someone is sick do we say his mothers name not his father's?
asked Jul 7 '10 by SimchasTorah
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The Torah refers (e.g. Numbers 33) to a river called ירדן. Why is it called ירדן?
asked Jul 4 '10 by SimchasTorah