Re: Was Ira Jewish? #general


In a message dated 8/6/2003 12:27:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< 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. >>

==I'm not sure that in Eastern Europe in the 19th/20th the name was
spelled centuries `ayin yod resh aleph (which is Biblical) or aleph yod
resh heh(which would be appropriate if it's a Yiddish adaptation of the
Hebrew name Uri (which Beider suggest, but for which he offers only
Russian and Polish spellings)

Michael Bernet, New York

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