JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew Names in Judaism #general
Neil de Reybekill <dereybna@...>
Could anyone help?
My dad was born into a rebellious Jewish family, so I was not brought
up Jewish. His mother - Helena Szapiro/Shapiro - brought him up on
her own and her father - my father's maternal grandfather - was
called Aron Szapiro.
When one is called up to the bimah, a hebrew name is used. Does that
relate to parentage: so that my gran (who wouldn't have been
called-up even had she wanted to) would have been 'bat-Aron'? Or is
it something different?
What are these naming conventions? How do they work? Can anyone
suggest any sources for this?
Thanks in advance,
Neil de Reybekill
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