What’s in a Jewish Name? Lunch and Learn.

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Thursday, April 27
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
$15 by April 19; $18 starting April 20

What's in a Jewish Name?
Speaker: Rabbi Robert Layman


"What's in a Jewish Name?" consists of a survey of Jewish naming customs and superstitions, the origin and meaning of popular names, going back to the Bible, continuing into Rabbinic literature and the Middle Ages, and including modern Israeli names. We will also discuss Yiddish names popular among Ashkenazic Jews. Names are broken into several categories such as theophoric (containing one of the names of God), names based on flora and fauna, and those based on emotions or particular situations like the names of Jacob's sons.

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Contact: Hope Matles, 215 635-7300 x172