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  • The Duggar family now includes an ‘Israel’

    April 7, 2015 | 2:25 pm

    It’s no secret that non-Jews are into Jewish names.

    Sarah Palin named her dog Hadassah. Gwyneth Paltrow (that perennially “almost” Jewish actress) and Chris Martin named their son Moses. In recent years, the name Cohen has become a popular first name amongst non-Jews.

    So it...

  • Name a Jewish baby on Craigslist — for $20,000

    January 23, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    It’s not every day that you receive an anonymous tip from a man claiming to be selling the naming rights to his newborn daughter.

    On Thursday, JTA spoke with the man who claimed responsibility for a Craigslist ad offering the naming rights for his child for a minimum of $20,000.

  • A Rose by Any Other Name

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What's in a Jewish name?

    Everything, suggests "The Royal Tenenbaums" writer-director Wes Anderson.

    The Houston-bred filmmaker may be of Swedish-Lutheran stock, but his latest funny-melancholy flick began when he remembered his Jewish childhood friend, Brian Tenenbaum.

    "Brian had...