German SIG #Germany Re: Jewish name Magdalena #germany

Ury Link

Dear Geners

This is not a Jewish name, but a name that Jews have used

And there is a big difference.

Magdalena is a bubble name Maria Magdalena (Mary of Magdala) and it
means Maria >from Magdalena, She was a very important figure that was
associated with Jesus during his life

But in this name you have a Hebrew root, Magdalena (Magdala) is a
place in Israel near the sea of Galilee, the Hebrew name of the place
is and was Migdal which means a tower.

In the 19th century a lot of Jews took Christian names to change the old
Jewish names and Magdalena is one of them

Best regards, Uri Link, in Holland uryl@...

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