Re: Was Ira Jewish #general


Udi Cain
 

Stan Goodman <safeq@hashkedim.com>wrote:

Polish/Russian Jews in most of the 19th century, and certainly in the
18th, would have thought of the name in its Hebrew spelling: 'Ayin Yod
Resh Alef, which carries no feminine marker at all.

I am not sure how to assess the attitude toward a name as of 500 or 1000
years ago. My gut gives me no clue.

=Ira >from the bible, was "son of..", not "daughter of..."

Best regards,
Udi Cain, Jerusalem

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