Re: Translation of Arye-Leyb #names


Leib is the Yiddush word for Lion. In the Torah in Bereishis (Genesis) (49:9) When Yaakov (Jacob) blessed his 12 sons before he died, he blessed his fourth son, Yehuda, (Ancestor of King David) with

גּ֤וּר אַרְיֵה֙ יְהוּדָ֔ה מִטֶּ֖רֶף בְּנִ֣י עָלִ֑יתָ כָּרַ֨ע רָבַ֧ץ כְּאַרְיֵ֛ה וּכְלָבִ֖יא מִ֥י יְקִימֶֽנּוּ

"A cub [and] a grown lion is Judah. From the prey, my son, you withdrew. He crouched, rested like a lion, and like a lion, who will rouse him?"

The first word for lion at the beginning of the verse is "Aryeh" & the 2nd word used for lion at the end of the verse is "Lavie." Both words are Hebrew words for lion used till today.

The name Leib is a common Yiddish derivative for males named Aryeh or Yehuda. i.e. There was a famous Hasidic Rebbe 200 years ago Rabbi Moishe Leib of Sassov. The last Rabbi of the city of Slonim, Poland killed by the Nazi's in 1941 was Rabbi Yehuda Leib Fein HY"D.

My wife's Great Grandfather was the famous cantor/singer, Arye Leib Schlossberg (1860-1925),

 My neighbor named his son Yehuda Leib. 
In my own family tree research, I have found relatives named Yehuda Leib and Aryeh Leib, whose civil names varied between Juda, Leopold, Lipot, and Leon.

Shimon Sporn of Beit Shemesh, Israel

Researcher # 57380

Perl, Margolies, Itzkowitz, Lehrer families from Kisvarda, Fenyeslitke, Ustilug,

Leher- Rozenberg families of Hrubieszów Galicia Edmondton, London

Sporn families of Marosorozfalu, Rusii Munti, Saszreghin, Kajla, Besztercze-Naszod

Abraham & Stuhlman families from Pecsetszeg & Kozarvar
Schlossberg Family of Providence, Illukste and Polotsk

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