Re: Yiddish name Shayva #general


Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
 

Sheva is most certainly a name. Old Ashkenazim would pronounce it Shave-a,
but most Hebrew speakers otday use the Sephardi pronunciation, so it would
be pronunced Shev-a. Not all sources agree that the source of the name is a
diminutive for Bat-Sheva or Elisheva. Some trace it to Sheva, the number
seven, which has a lot of mystical, spiritual, metaphysical and traditional
significance in Judaism.
I apologize on behalf of cantors everywhere.

All the Best,
Benzy Shani

"Joy Weaver" < joyweave@erols.com > wrote:

Hi Abe.

My cousin, Sylvia, is Sheva. It does exist!

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY

abe simon wrote:

Can anyone please validate the name Shayva or Sheva (pronounced
shave-a as in "with a razor")? Maybe my transliteration isn't right. I
have a friend in Buffalo NY who is saying a misheberach every week for
my niece to get well. The Cantor at her shul insists there is no such
name, and to do a misheberach they need her mother's name. My sister
was named for my mother's mother who my mom told us was Shayva.
Any help on this would be appreciated.


Abe Simon
email abe_simon@msn.com

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