Tzdok as grandfather's name #general


Ellen Gottfried <en@...>
 

Dear Genners:
My grandfather was born in Mir, Belarus. The Hebrew name on his
grave is tzade, dalet, vav, he. The family always pronounced this Tzdok. I
thought a tzodk was the term for a learned, righteous man, not a name. Has
anyone heard of this as a name? How should it be pronounced?
Thank you for your help.

Ellen GOTTFRIED

Looking for: LIFSHITZ and ROZANSKY, Belarus


yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Zadok was /is a well known name, especilly amongs the Yemenites, but we have
ashkenazi friends with such a name.

If I'm not mistaken the "original" Zadok was a high-priest in the temple in
Jerusalem.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

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Subject: Tzdok as grandfather's name

My grandfather was born in Mir, Belarus. The Hebrew name on his
grave is tzade, dalet, vav, he. The family always pronounced this Tzdok.
I thought a tzodk was the term for a learned, righteous man, not a name. Has
anyone heard of this as a name? How should it be pronounced?
Thank you for your help.

Ellen GOTTFRIED


Dr.Josef ASH
 

The last letter is not "He", it is sure "Kof" (you should just prolong down
the left line of it).
The first Tsadok was a cohen during the time of the King David. (look the
second book of Samuil, 15,24)
Dr Josef Ash

-----Original Message-----
From: Ellen Gottfried [mailto:en@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 4:02 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Tzdok as grandfather's name

Dear Genners:
My grandfather was born in Mir, Belarus. The Hebrew name on his
grave is tzade, dalet, vav, he. The family always pronounced this Tzdok. I
thought a tzodk was the term for a learned, righteous man, not a name. Has
anyone heard of this as a name? How should it be pronounced?
Thank you for your help.

Ellen GOTTFRIED


MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 1/30/2007 10:09:54 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
en@... writes:

<< My grandfather was born in Mir, Belarus. The Hebrew name on his
grave is tzade, dalet, vav, he. The family always pronounced this Tzdok. I
thought a tzodk was the term for a learned, righteous man, not a name. Has
anyone heard of this as a name? How should it be pronounced? >>

The name is Tsadok; (a priest at the time of David and Solomon. I Sam.
15:34-37; I Kings 1:7, 8.). Pronounced Tsodek in Yiddish. The last letter of
his name, perhaps eroded, perhaps badly engraved, perhaps misread, perhaps
misspelled should be a kof.

The heh-at-the-end spelling may arise >from a confusion with
Tseydeh/Seydeh for "grandfather"

Tsadok and Tsadik are >from the same Hebrew root. Only the former is a
personal name, relatively rare among Ashkenasim. The Sadducees took their name
from Tsadok.
Michael Bernet, New York