Stan Goodman <stan@...>
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Yedidya = Amadeus or Amede, French Amedee, Amadis; = Godolewa or GodelewaActually, he probably did. His surname, I am given to understand, is not
the one he was born with, but one that he adopted after an illness as a
way to express gratitude for his recovery: "Modeh leYah Ani" (=I thank
God) -- Say it fast, and see how it comes out; Italian-sounding enough to
fit easily into his milieu.
If he was able to devise this surname, he very likely knew his Hebrew name.
It may also give a clue to why this particular "Italian" artist has a street