Yiddish name Shayva #general


Myra Shalet <gramaw@...>
 

My great-aunt's name was also Shayva. I always assumed it was short for
Batsheva, but it could also be short for Elisheva...... But is *is* a name! My
mother's name was Zlata and I was also told by a young rabbi that there was no
such name.

Myra Holzberg Shalet, Dallas, Texas
Researching: HOLZBERG, SHARK- Kovno(Kaunas)Suwalk Gebarnya, Lithuania
DRUBECK, DRUBYCH, WINER, LEIBAN-Uman and Kherson, Ukraine
SHALET and GRATCH- Russia


Joy Weaver <joyweave@...>
 

Hi Abe.

My cousin, Sylvia, is Sheva. It does exist!

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY

abe simon wrote:

Can anyone please validate the name Shayva or Sheva (pronounced
shave-a as in "with a razor")? Maybe my transliteration isn't right. I
have a friend in Buffalo NY who is saying a misheberach every week for
my niece to get well. The Cantor at her shul insists there is no such
name, and to do a misheberach they need her mother's name. My sister
was named for my mother's mother who my mom told us was Shayva.
Any help on this would be appreciated.


Abe Simon
email abe_simon@msn.com


Simon Barak
 

Sheive or Sheva is the diminutive of both Elisheva and Bathsheva.
It is impossible to say for whom is your niece "diminuted" but both are
legitimate Jewish Names
Dr Shimon Barak


Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Since the thread is continuing, I may as well repeat what I had written to
Abe Simon privately re Sheva:

My Yiddish name *is* Sheva. And always has been! Pronounced "shayva"- in my
Dad's Litvak accent !

I know of others in my family and friends who share the same Yiddish name!
Mostly Sylvias' and Shirleys'!

And then there is the Hindu goddess Sheva!

So the Cantor should have done a bit of research!

Sylvia

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita JGSPBCI
FL


abe simon <abe_simon@...>
 

Can anyone please validate the name Shayva or Sheva (pronounced shave-a as
in "with a razor")? Maybe my transliteration isn't right. I have a friend in
Buffalo NY who is saying a misheberach every week for my niece to get well.
The Cantor at her shul insists there is no such name, and to do a
misheberach they need her mother's name. My sister was named for my mother's
mother who my mom told us was Shayva.
Any help on this would be appreciated.


Abe Simon
email abe_simon@msn.com
Centennial CO
researching SIMONOWITZ and BENDER Minsk/Gorodok Belarus
FELMAN and BRECHMAN Ukraine


Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
 

Sheva is most certainly a name. Old Ashkenazim would pronounce it Shave-a,
but most Hebrew speakers otday use the Sephardi pronunciation, so it would
be pronunced Shev-a. Not all sources agree that the source of the name is a
diminutive for Bat-Sheva or Elisheva. Some trace it to Sheva, the number
seven, which has a lot of mystical, spiritual, metaphysical and traditional
significance in Judaism.
I apologize on behalf of cantors everywhere.

All the Best,
Benzy Shani

"Joy Weaver" < joyweave@erols.com > wrote:

Hi Abe.

My cousin, Sylvia, is Sheva. It does exist!

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY

abe simon wrote:

Can anyone please validate the name Shayva or Sheva (pronounced
shave-a as in "with a razor")? Maybe my transliteration isn't right. I
have a friend in Buffalo NY who is saying a misheberach every week for
my niece to get well. The Cantor at her shul insists there is no such
name, and to do a misheberach they need her mother's name. My sister
was named for my mother's mother who my mom told us was Shayva.
Any help on this would be appreciated.


Abe Simon
email abe_simon@msn.com


Martin Miller <millerm@...>
 

We genealogists sure have our work cut out for us.

Our young cousin is Chone Gutel, named for his grandfather. When he went to
Hebrew school, they too told his mother no such name. I had to pull out the
family tree to show that the earliest recorded Gutel in the family was born
in 1813, and we have a record. There are several men named Chone in the
family, who were nicknamed Honey, but no ancestral Chone. So we know we're
missing someone >from the tree.

Their are several Zlatas in our extended families, all known as Lottie.

Martin Miller in Syracuse, New York
mailto:millerm@mailbox.syr.edu
http://web.syr.edu/~millerm/index.htm

-----Original Message-----
From: Myra Shalet [mailto:gramaw@aol.comnojunk]
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 11:37 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Yiddish name Shayva
My great-aunt's name was also Shayva. I always assumed it was short for
Batsheva, but it could also be short for Elisheva...... But is
*is* a name! My mother's name was Zlata and I was also told by a young rabbi
that > there was no such name.


Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

The late head of the Yiddish Department at Hebrew University was Khone
Shmeruk.
Ida

Dr. Joseph M. Schwarcz
Dr. Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Miller [mailto:millerm@mailbox.syr.edu]
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 2:59 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: RE: Yiddish name Shayva


We genealogists sure have our work cut out for us.

Our young cousin is Chone Gutel, named for his grandfather. When he went to
Hebrew school, they too told his mother no such name. I had to pull out the
family tree to show that the earliest recorded Gutel in the family was born
in 1813, and we have a record. There are several men named Chone in the
family, who were nicknamed Honey, but no ancestral Chone. So we know we're
missing someone >from the tree.

Their are several Zlatas in our extended families, all known as Lottie.

Martin Miller in Syracuse, New York
mailto:millerm@mailbox.syr.edu
http://web.syr.edu/~millerm/index.htm

-----Original Message-----
From: Myra Shalet [mailto:gramaw@aol.comnojunk]
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 11:37 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Yiddish name Shayva
My great-aunt's name was also Shayva. I always assumed it was short for
Batsheva, but it could also be short for Elisheva...... But is
*is* a name! My mother's name was Zlata and I was also told by a young rabbi
that there was no such name.