JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Was Ira Jewish? #general


Udi Cain
 

Elise Teitelbaum eliseteitelbaum@hotmail.com wrote:

b's'd
Shalom everyone,
I for one am enjoying this thread, especially because my brother, of
blessed memory, was named "Joseph Ira".

Does anyone remember a Yosef Yira Hecht on the radio? My personal theory
is that the name "Ira" is really pronounced "Yira", which would be the
Hebrew word for "fear", as in "fear of heaven".

=As far as I can recall, "Yira" is not a name.
Ira, I think, is of Aramaic origin, and maybe means the Hebrew Ayir =
donkey-foal.

Best regards,
Udi Cain, Jerusalem

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