Re: The SEGAL name and Levites #general


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Stan Goodman <safeqSPAM_FOILER@hashkedim.com> wrote:

It is only slightly off-topic to note that, had more of the Levites
chosen to adopt the SEGAL surname, John Wayne would have appeared in
movie westerns wearing segals rather than levis.
<chuckle>

But no, because it was Levi Strauss's first name, not
his surname. Actually, his original first name was Loeb, which he
changed to Levi after immigrating to the US, according to
<http://www.levistrauss.com/about/history/denim.htm>

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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