JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Isha and Izha are Kunuim for --? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 07:53:28 UTC, opined:

Many years ago, I interviewed an elderly cousin who remembered that her uncle
had twins named (and this is spelled phonetically) Isha [or Eesha] and Izha
{or Eezha].

These apparently were nicknames or kinuim. Does anyone have any idea their
actual names might have been?

With thanks,
Helene Kenvin
One supposes that "Isha" is Yesha'ayahu (Isaiah), but, depending upon
where the family lived, could also be (Ishak) Yitzh.ak, like my
Romanian dentist.

"Izha" is no more unambiguous. The point is that questions like this
ought not to be put by titration, a drop at a time, because European
Jewry was never all of a piece.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

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