JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Emanuel #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Perets Mett" <p.mett@open.ac.uk> wrote in message
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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 indices.
For British Jews the most famous Jewish person of that name in recent times
is the late Chief Rabbi, (Lord) Immanuel Jakobovits. There are numerous results
of a search "Rabbi Immanuel" on the Internet - either surname or first name.
Having said that there is also an Immanuel and St Andrew Church near where I
live in South London.

But then David is a Jewish name - and is also the Patron Saint of Wales.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)

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