Re: Hebrew and Yiddish names #bessarabia #usa #galicia #names


My father and a Pittsburgh rabbi that I know had Jewish names of Ariah Leib (Lion/Lion).  My Jewish name is Yitzhack Isaac.  When my grandfather told me that I thought that he was just translating Yitzhack into English.  Actually Isaac is Yiddish although Yitzhack is more common.  
Bob Malakoff
Pittsburgh, PA

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