Re: Leivik - a Hebrew name? #general


In a message dated 1/20/2006 6:55:45 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

According to a Lubavitch website
the father of the former Lubavitcher Rebbe whose name was Levi was
affectionately known as "Leivik", so this is an affectionate name for Levi,
which is a Hebrew name. Levi was one of the sons of Jacob in Genesis.

==Indeed, Leivik could well be a Yiddish diminutive for someone named Levi
in Hebrew. However, we were told "His English name is Leo. I believe his
Yiddish name may have been Leibl." Both these names are associated with the
Hebrew name Yehuda; neither is connected with Levi.

Michael Bernet, New York

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