Re: Isaac and Sholom? How about Sholom and Shlomoh? #general


Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

On the question of confusion among Isaac, Sholom, Shlomoh, Zalman, Sol,
Solomon etc, Michael Bernet has written, inter alia:
<< Shalom is a good (and common) Hebrew first name. .....

Shlomoh, .... is a totally different name >from Shalom, although the
name is ultimately derived >from Shalom. The Hebrew names are not
interchangable.
Perhaps the confusion comes >from the English in the sense that Jews names
Shalom often assumed Sol or Solomon as their name in "the new country"--
just as the Shlomohs did. ...

In Yiddish, Shlomoh is often rendered Zalman, but Shulem is the Yiddish
form for Shalom.>>

Just to add to the confusion, my father was Sam in English, and his
parents called him Shmiel, but his Hebrew name was not, as I had
thought, Shmuel, it was Sholem.


Roberta Sheps
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