Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: belarus digest: August 25, 2004 #belarus

MMS <mms@...>

At 01:00 2004-08-26 -0500, "Fran Segall" <> wrote:
Was everyone with the same
surname in the same town related? Were names THAT unique that they were
rarely duplicated?

Probably not. But Isaak and Aisik are the same name: the name of our second father, the son of Abraham. The original Hebrew pronounciation of the name is Yitzchak (=will laugh) as Sarah laughed hearing the 3 angels predicting her pregnancy (Gen. 18.12).

Moshe Shavit

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