Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
Michael Bernet said:
==Emanuel is a Hebrew phrase >from the Bible and means "God is withMichael 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
Searching: METT (Warsaw) GRINBERG(Klimontow) HOCHMAN(Ozarow) FRYDMAN/
GINSBERG (Staszow) FLIGELMAN (Klimontow) GLATT (Ulanow) JOACHIMSMAN
(Oswiecim, Berlin) SILBERMANN (Berlin) PEARLMAN (Virbalin) MIRSKY/
MERSKEY (Byten/Molchad) RABINOVICH (Romanovo/Mogilev) MACCOBY(London/
Portland) MAKOFF (Kobrin)