Re: Was Ira Jewish? #general

Elise Teitelbaum <eliseteitelbaum@...>

Shalom everyone,
I for one am enjoying this thread, especially because my brother, of
blessed memory, was named "Joseph Ira".

Does anyone remember a Yosef Yira Hecht on the radio? My personal theory
is that the name "Ira" is really pronounced "Yira", which would be the
Hebrew word for "fear", as in "fear of heaven".

Elise Teitelbaum

I'm enjoying all this attention, but I also think we've discussed my
name enough. Given its rarity, I don't think too many people are that
fascinated with it, although the general genealogical principles certainly

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