Re: Yehuda Lev and Judel #general
Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
Many times you see the names Aryeh Leib or Yehuda Leib together. Thetoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
reasons are similar: Aryeh is Hebrew for Lion, and Leib is the Yiddish
translation. On the other hand, Yehudah is the name of one of the
Twelve Tribes who's symbol is the Lion, hence the name Leib. Leibel is
the Yiddish diminutive. Leibush is another nickname.
Consequently, one can not say that Yehudah and Yehudah Leib are
different people. One relative was cited in Yad Vashem four times with
variations on his name Aryeh Leib.
You need to find out if Judel was used with other names.
Batya Olsen wrote:
My great grandfather was called Laibel and in English was known as