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amother




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Post Fri, Jun 04 2021, 6:43 am
Anything deeper than just “lovely” or “beautiful”?
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bsy




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jun 04 2021, 6:49 am
Beautiful. From yocheved in tanach. שמשפרת את הוולד
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amother




Khaki
 

Post Fri, Jun 04 2021, 6:58 am
bsy wrote:
Beautiful. From yocheved in tanach. שמשפרת את הוולד

This.
Its one of the names we have a definitive meaning given by Rashi.
It doesn’t have to be superficial, What Shifra/ Yocheved did was nurturing and life giving
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amother




Lilac
 

Post Fri, Jun 04 2021, 6:58 am
I have a shifra. 2 things are very meaningful to me:

1) who shifra in the Torah was!! The passuk says that the midwives were yirei Elokim. Halevai my Shifra will be a yarei Hashem too.

2) there's a possuk in Tehillim with the same shoresh of shefer (like naftali ayalah shelucha hanosein imrei shefer)
Tehillim: af nachalah shafrah alai, my portion is pleasing/beautiful to me. Halevai my daughter have a beautiful life and that she always see the good in everything
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amother




Babyblue
 

Post Fri, Jun 04 2021, 7:00 am
My name is shifra.
I think it also means improvement (like to improve looks or like the shofar that's a call to improve )
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amother




Lilac
 

Post Fri, Jun 04 2021, 7:13 am
amother [ Babyblue ] wrote:
My name is shifra.
I think it also means improvement (like to improve looks or like the shofar that's a call to improve )


Yes, leshaper
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amother




OP
 

Post Fri, Jun 04 2021, 12:27 pm
Thank you so much for your replies ! They were very helpful
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trixx




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jun 04 2021, 12:28 pm
It's not beautiful, it's "made beautiful" like made endearing. Hence the connection to improvement.
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amother




Tanzanite
 

Post Fri, Jun 04 2021, 12:50 pm
It means improvement not beautiful
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