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  • Naming rites

    By Avishay Artsy

    October 21, 2015 | 3:16 pm

    What do you think of the name Esther? How about Lazar? Or maybe Yael? Or Noah?

    My wife and I are expecting our first child soon. We’ve perused baby-name books and clicked through numerous websites and mommy blogs, all to find just the right name that’s unique but not too weird,...

  • Discovering the Name

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The first Torah portion in Exodus is Shemot, Hebrew for "names." "These are the names of the Israelites coming to Egypt..." (Exodus 1:1).

    That might be where we got the name of the parsha, but that is not where the parsha takes us. Namings take place throughout Shemot. Moses gets a...

  • A Blessing for the Father

    By Rabbi Eli Hecht

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A few months ago I flew from Long Beach to Brooklyn. It was a long, sad and lonely trip. A few days earlier, my mother had turned 82 years old and was looking forward to a special birthday, when tragedy struck. A fire broke out in her home. Quickly, her life was taken by fire and...