JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Raphael and Rafuel #general

Robert Israel <israel@...> writes:

Are Raphael and Rafuel variations of the same name?
AFAIK it is exactly the same name, just pronounced with a different accent. In
Hebrew, it is spelled with a kamatz accent under the letter fay. People >from
certain areas of Eastern Europe tended to pronounce the kamatz as "oo".
Robert Israel
University of British Columbia

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