Re: First names - Mendel/Shneur Zalman #belarus

Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@...>

Andi Alpert Ziegelman wrote:
1. Might Habad hasids have a habit of naming unrelated children after
famous hasids, of which Shneur Zalman and Menahem Mendel were two?
Yes! Lubavitchers name after their Rebbes and Rebbitzens. The founder of
Chabad was Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. Rabbi Menachem Mendel, known as
the "Zemach Tzedek". was another Rebbe. The last Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi
Menachem Mendel Shnuerson, also had that name. I doubt you will find a
Lubavitcher family that doesn't have these names (unless, of course, the
have only girls). So, having these names does not indicate a relation,
though it should not be discounted, especially with the same last name from
same area.

Common Lubavitcher names include (partial list):
Male: Female:
Shnuer Zalman Nechama Deena
Menachem Mendel Charna
Shmuel Chaya Mushke
Sholom Dov Ber Shayna
Yosef Yitzchak Devorah Leah

Avrohom Krauss

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