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  11/19/2013, Kislev 16, 5774

Popular Name ‘Adele’ is 'Nothing to do With British Singer'

Many media reports have attributed the name’s popularity among Israeli Jews to the popular British singer of the same name. On Tuesday,

Shas politician MK Aryeh Deri issued a clarification. “I read the list of names and saw further proof of the nation of Israel’s roots in [Jewish] tradition and the Bible,” he said. “Among the popular names are some of the most important figures in the history of the Jewish people: Moshe, Yosef, Yonatan, Michal, Sarah, Yael, Tamar and more.”