Re: Tevl #general

Martin Miller <millerm@...>

My own Hebrew name is Tuvya Melech. I was named for my great grandmother
Toybe Mayte. Rev. So-and-so, the local mohel and shochet, was consulted as
to what my name should be. He decreed Tevel Melech. I have a letter in
Yiddish that relates the conversation with the gentleman. I always believed
that Tevya was the a formal version of Tevel.

When I went to Hebrew School, where we had to be called by our Hebrew names,
the Rabbi let me know that Tevya was really Tuvya, and so Tuvya it has

Martin Miller in Syracuse, NY

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