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A new study explains why Starbucks can’t spell your Jewish name

Study from Jewish Language Project charts how Jewish names have evolved over that history and what they say about American Jewish identity.

A new study explains why Starbucks can’t spell your Jewish name

Where did Jewish surnames come from?

Ask the rabbi: Surnames, walking aftere G-d, .blessings and curses.

Where did Jewish surnames come from?

Entering Eternity

The Name told to Moses to describe Hashem is cryptic, implies the unknown, the Unknowable and the Eternal, God's Name of the future.

Entering Eternity

Names and Rosh Hashannah

Rosh Hashannah is the day Man and Woman were given names.It was the day that all the creations of Hashem were given a name as well.

Names and Rosh Hashannah

The ten most common names

In preparation for Rosh Hashanah 5779, Population and Immigration Authority summarizes past year's data.

The ten most common names

AG allows 'deviating from guidelines' for Cohen/Levi name change

Meretz MK complains to AG 'same-sex couples encounter difficulty, even refusal' when seeking to take on partner's surname.

AG allows 'deviating from guidelines' for Cohen/Levi name change

Jewish moms visit Israel for first time, receive Hebrew names

40 Jewish moms from around the world receive Hebrew names in Israeli desert ceremony.

Jewish moms visit Israel for first time, receive Hebrew names

What were the most popular names for boys and girls in 2015?

The Central Bureau of Statistics published the most popular names for boys and girls in 2015.

What were the most popular names for boys and girls in 2015?

5775: What Are the Most Common Names?

As a new Jewish Year is about to begin, the Population and Immigration Authority summarizes the outgoing one.

5775: How Many Were Born and What Are the Most Common Names?

Saudi Arabia Releases Banned Names Registry

Banned names have Western, royal connotations.

Saudi Arabia Releases Banned Names Registry

Bill: Let Children Change ‘Ridiculous’ Names

Appeal from child named "mourning" leads to law giving children a say in choosing their own first name.

Bill: Let Children Change ‘Ridiculous’ Names

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

Shas MK insists popularity of girls' name ‘Adele’ in Israel is due to hassidic dynasties, not British singer.

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

Law Would Prevent Giving Kids 'Weird Names'

A new law would prohibit parents from giving their children names that could "damage" them.

Law Would Prevent Parents From Giving Kids 'Weird Names'