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2017-03-08 Hebrew Language - Jacob/Israel:

Hi Jennifer,    Jacob - pronounced Yaacov in Hebrew - literally means "will follow [on the heels of]". It refers to him being born the second of twins.    The word "Israel" is composed of two parts:  י

2017-02-02 Hebrew Language - Tombstone inscriptions:

I, too, knew a person whose tombstone shows his mother's name. It was explained to me that he lost his parents in the Holocaust. His parents had placed him - a toddler - with a Christian family, where

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