JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Emanuel #general

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>

Michael Bernet said:

==Emanuel is a Hebrew phrase >from the Bible and means "God is with
us." It is not, however, a Hebrew *name*
Michael means of course that Emanuel is not used as a Biblical Hebrew name.

I can assure this list, however, that Emanuel **is** used as a Hebrew
name. It became popular in Poland in the 19th century after the
Rebbe of Przedborz, R' Emanuel WELTFRAJD.

It was often pronounced (in keeping with Polish-Jewish tradition) Amniel, or
Emniel, and you can find this form (as well as Emanuel) in the JRI-Poland

Perets Mett

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