Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
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Hebrew names

I find it a bit... odd to learn of people who have an "English name" and a separate "Hebrew name", when their "English name" is, in fact, of Hebrew origin! (Why would they need a different one? Couldn't they just use the cognate as their "Hebrew name"?)

One example is Michael, aka מאיר (aka, what's wrong with "מיכאל"?)

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