Issues 03:10 Yeshua… Why That Name?
Recently, the subject of names became very important to me, as my wife and I anticipated the birth of our first child. Being from an Ashkenazic background, our choices of names were narrowed—and aided—somewhat by the tradition of naming one’s children after deceased relatives. But even then we discovered, as multitudes of other Jewish parents […]
Rosen, Moishe: Yeshua—the Jewish Way to Say Jesus. Chicago, Moody Press. 1982; 160 pp. paperback. “Long ago, the Jewish Scriptures predicted the coming of One who would redeem the world from evil and usher in a new order of living. This book examines those prophecies to see whether Jesus fulfilled them. If He did not, […]
Most children are given the regular complement of names at birth. For me, however, having been born into a Jewish home, I was given another name along with the regular designations. Not only was I Fred Goldstein” but at my bris my parents added a Yiddish appellation—Feivel. I don’t think my parents realized that all […]
Yasef Nisan Abramovitch was the happiest man in Vaysechvoos. And why shouldn’t he be overflowing with joy? His young bride, Shifra, was about to give birth to their first child. Yasef was an old” man of twenty-four when he married the sweet, red-haired Shifra. Her parents were a little concerned over the match, for while […]