JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Can Yochwit be Esther? #general


Louise Goldstein <lgoldste@...>
 

Stew:

Yochwit is Yocheved (w is usually pronounced like an English v), also
sometimes known as Yachet or Yettie. Yocheved was Moses' mother. It is
not Esther, which comes >from a Persian name for the goddess Astarte or
Ishtar.

Louise Goldstein
Madison WI

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