Deborah Wiener <debw@...>
re Chakel. I had a great uncle >from Latvia whose name was "chaykel"
pronounced "Chai-kel". I guess it came >from chaim, but I dont know.
re "ruchel". My grandmother was Rachel, known in German as Rosa and
Hebrew as "Rahel" and yiddish as "Ruchel" . It could also be "Rochel",
they are all the same