JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen name Eilimelech #general

harold <harold@...>

From: "Pamela Weisberger"
Looking for information on the derivation/meaning of the name:
Meilach or Elimeilach

The name of my father z"l was MEILACH (meaning - king). However, when I
was called up to the Torah, some Gabbais insisted on calling my father
ELIMEILACH (God is my King). It got so bad, that I refused to go up to the
bimah when I was called ZVI ben ELIMELACH.

You will find the name MEILACH in the TeNaCH in First Chronicles, chapter 9, verse 41.
Zvi Greenberg

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