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amother




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Post Sun, Aug 07 2022, 1:26 pm
In your mind, what names are the "strongest" as epitomizing the Jewish nation?
For me, it was always the name Yehuda - we are called Yehudim. And even as for the English translation, I don't think I've ever met a Judah who wasn't Jewish.

What names strike you?
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Aug 07 2022, 1:29 pm
Sara for girls.

Avrohom for boys.

H****r, made all Jews add these names if they
Only had gentile names.

Also the name Yisroel.
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BetsyTacy




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Aug 07 2022, 5:52 pm
#BestBubby wrote:
Sara for girls.

Avrohom for boys.

H****r, made all Jews add these names if they
Only had gentile names.

Also the name Yisroel.


I thought it was Isaac they were forced to use.
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Chayalle




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Aug 07 2022, 6:06 pm
When I saw the title of this post, the first name that jumped to my mind was Yehuda.

I see you think the same way OP.
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amother




Azalea
 

Post Sun, Aug 07 2022, 6:07 pm
BetsyTacy wrote:
I thought it was Isaac they were forced to use.

They added Israel for the men.
Sara for the women.
(I saw that on my grandmother's German passport, it was something that she had saved.)
BTW, I've come across a good handful of non Jews names Abraham or Abram. I even once knew a non Jewish Israel. (Christian family) I definitely have known many non Jewish Sara's.
Never came across a Judah who wasn't Jewish, though!
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Einikel




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Aug 07 2022, 6:08 pm
Yisrael
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imasinger




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Aug 07 2022, 6:08 pm
Zelda Zlata Zvillowitzbergstein, Zanvel Zevulun.

How I miss them!
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amother




Mauve
 

Post Sun, Aug 07 2022, 6:21 pm
But then there’s st jude and he certainly wasn’t Jewish
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amother




DarkYellow
 

Post Sun, Aug 07 2022, 8:13 pm
Judah is very rare among Christians because the name sounds like Judas the betrayer of yeshu
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amother




Forsythia
 

Post Wed, Aug 10 2022, 8:47 am
Yehuda and Yehudis. Avraham and Sara. Yisrael.
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sequoia




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 10 2022, 8:50 am
I know an evangelical xtian Judah.

His brother is Malachi 🙄
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mandr




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 10 2022, 9:07 am
Yoeli
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amother




Leaf
 

Post Wed, Aug 10 2022, 9:20 am
Rachel

But maybe because I was miscalled that on several occasions instead of my actual name (which is a non jewish name that is nowhere near rachel)
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cheeseaddict




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 10 2022, 11:53 am
Moshe for boys.
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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 10 2022, 2:03 pm
Absolutely Yehuda. Such a great name, such a great image, all about royalty, strength, and leadership that will last forever. Is there any nation that doesn't respect the lion?

Of course there's also Yisrael, but once we became known as Yehudim, Yehuda clinched it.

In acharit hayamim when the Ten Lost Tribes return to us, will they accept being called Yehudim, which means literally "of the tribe of Judah," or will they lobby to have everyone called Yisraelim, which doesn't single out a particular tribe? You decide.
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