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

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I think you're thinking of Bava Basra 167b. In context, the Gemara is questioning whether the scribe needs to know the man's and/or woman's names on bills of divorce or receipt ahead of time. The …
answered Jan 20 '19 by DonielF
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Bartenura to Mishnah Yadayim 4:6 explains the name as follows: פרושים. לחכמי ישראל היו קורין פרושים, לפי שאוכלין חוליהן בטהרה ופרושים ממגע עם הארץ, דתנן בגדי עם הארץ מדרס לפרושים: To the Sage …
answered Feb 28 '19 by DonielF
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that Midrash, also, it's recorded that the names related to other Hebrew words, such as man's name (Adam) being appropriate since he was created from the ground (adama), or Hashem's name (pronounced Ado …
answered Jul 17 '16 by DonielF
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Chiram was the architect of the first Beis HaMikdash (Melachim Aleph 5-7), but he is also named as the builder of the City of David (Shmuel Beis 5:11) and Shlomo's palace (Melachim Aleph 9). As a son …
answered Aug 3 '16 by DonielF
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The Torah (well, Nach, really) does call it She’ol, but it also calls it a number of other names. You can ask on Nach itself: why does it use multiple names and not stay consistent? It’s because, as described in Eruvin 19a, each name has some significance regarding Gehennom’s function. …
answered Aug 20 '19 by DonielF
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Before the Mabul, men would marry two women: one to have children and one to satisfy their desires. Adah was the one Lamech married to have children, and Tzilah was the one he married for pleasure (R …
answered Nov 4 '19 by DonielF
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While we call it Ne’ilah, its full name is Ne’ilas She’arim (locking of the gates; Mishnah, Taanis 26a). Rashi (ad. loc., DH “Ne’ilas She’arim”) references the Yerushalmi (Berachos, 4th Perek) that gi …
answered Sep 16 '18 by DonielF
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At first glance one may point to Berachos 12a: אמר רבה בר חניננא סבא משמיה דרב המתפלל כשהוא כורע כורע בברוך וכשהוא זוקף זוקף בשם Rabbah Bar Chininna Sabbah said in the name of Rav: When one i …
answered Oct 1 '17 by DonielF
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comment of "versions you've heard," I mentioned up in the comments that all of the Shimshon's I know use a chirik. This difference, which I'm sure occurs with other names as well, can probably be chopped …
answered Jul 12 '16 by DonielF