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Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How are Jewish babies given their names?

I’ve been raised in Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform synagogues at one point or another. It seems like everyone has their own ideas.
Name the child after an ancestor. (What if the mother is Jewish and the father is not? Can the father’s ancestors be used?)
Name the child after the initials of an ancestor.
Give the child a combination of two ancestor’s names.
I’d love to hear someone’s personal understanding of how children should be named, and I’d also love to see actual verses from the Torah or other readings that we use to chose how to name our next generation.
Thanks!

Answer by Maria
It is customary in Judaism to name children after a recently deceased relative. This is a way of honoring the dead and of keeping the dead person’s memory alive. The name given to the child is not always identical to that of the deceased; it is often changed to reflect the popular names of the time, but usually retains the sound or at least the first initial. For example, a grandmother named Elsie might be remembered through a granddaughter named Elizabeth or Kelsey.

There do not seem to be many given names in English that are distinctively Jewish, other than Israel and variations on it. Certainly, biblical names like David, Joseph and Michael are popular among Jews, but those names were also among the top-10 first names overall in the 1990 United States census. For obvious reasons, names like Christopher, Christine and Jesus are almost unheard of among Jews and Mary is unusual, but names like Peter and Paul that you would think of as very Christian are surprisingly common among Jews. Names that were once thought of as stereotypically Jewish, such as Ira, Irving and Isadore, were actually attempts to Americanize Hebrew names like Isaac and Israel, and in any case are quite rare in America today.

I feel that it truly just depends on how orthodox you are as to whether you will be naming your child based on ideals that pertain to Judaism, or if you will name them based on names that you like for reasons other than the former mentioned.

Answer by allonyoav
Customs on how we name a baby vary by community. In the Ashkenazi community it is customary to name after a recently deceased relative, particularly one whose merits we would like to see emulated by our own children. It is rare to name after a non-Jew but not completely unknown. In the Sephardi community, it is common to name the child after a living relative, again one that we would like to see the child emulate. Again, it is very rare to name the child after a non-Jewish relative.

Using the intials instea of the full name is not uncommon, especially when the name is ocnsidered undesireable in a modern context or a Hebrew name is wanted instead of an English name etc. I have never come across people combining names but hey, each to their own…

All of this is based on custom within a community and is not halachic or based on any specific ruling in the Torah. As such, while it is better for parentsto follow the customs of the community, it is not a breach of halachah to do otherwise (though it may raise eyebrows or create a social stigma if the name is too far off from the local custom- a father and sn with the same name would raise eyebrows in the vast majority of Ashkenazi communities).

Some get around the custom by using different names for the secular name and the Hebrew name used for religious purpses. Thus for day to day purposes they use their name of choice, for religious purposes they use a name that follows the cusom. In such a circumstance it is still against the prevelant custom to name after a living relative, but if it is not a direct relative known well to the community (such as a father) then there is more leeway

Note: In the Orthodox community it is very common that the Hebrew name and the English name are the same. They may sound funny to outsiders, but they are normal within the community (whereas normal English names begin to sound odd in those communities lol)

Answer by Jay3fer
There are many verses from the Torah that deal with naming children, particularly during the births of the 12 sons of Jacob (Genesis 29-35ish). The very first sons, born to Leah, are named “Re-oo-vayn” (Reuben) and “Shee-mon”, meaning “God saw” and “God heard” her unhappiness at being the “hated” wife. These names are given by the sons’ mothers, but when Rachel names her son “Ben-Oni” (son of my misfortune) and dies, Jacob changes it to “Bin-ya-meen” (Benjamin) instead.

There are also a few cases where God changes someone’s name – these are particularly enlightening because they’re usually not big changes. Avram changes to Avraham. Sarai to Sarah. Yeshua to Yehoshua. (in all these cases, by the way, he added the Hebrew letter “hay”, part of the 4-letter name we pronounce Adonai) One big change is Yaakov to Yisrael – he was no longer just the head of a family; he was now to become the head of a nation.

In any event, there are many modern customs, most of which probably have nothing to do with the Torah. Ashkenazim (mostly Jews from Northern/Eastern Europe) generally name after dead relatives and some people would be very offended if you named a baby after them. However, Sefardim consider it an honour to name after a living grandparent, so there you go.

Some people prefer to choose a name with a Biblical basis, but there are many beautiful modern Hebrew names that aren’t found in the Torah or Tanach. Some say that if you’re giving a Biblical name, it should come first, before any other names.

When naming after a dead relative, it’s best to use the actual name even if you don’t love it. You can always add a second name that you prefer and use that one most of the time. A second name is also added if the person wasn’t an exemplary moral character OR if they lived an unusually short life.

Using the actual name also means avoiding feminizing male names (“Yosefa” after an uncle named Yosef) and vice versa (“Motti” after aunt Matilda).

There is also now, thankfully, a bit of a trend away from the idea of using only the initials (“let’s name her Megan after great-uncle Morris!”). Though some say this keeps the name in the family, in my opinion, if you’re not using the name, you’re not keeping the name. My sister is named “Malka” (in English, Melanie) after a person named “Martin.”

Combining ancestors’ names, by the way, is a great thing – if by combining you mean giving both names. Hopefully nobody will be offended if “their” ancestor’s name comes in second place – you also have to pick a name that sounds beautiful and won’t annoy the kid when you’re calling him / her to come in and play. On the other hand, if by combining ancestors’ names, you mean creating a new name that mushes the old ones together… well, thankfully, that’s not done too often.

It’s said that parents receive a “touch” of prophecy when they’re giving their child a name. I believe converts have the same holy insight when they are choosing their Hebrew name at conversion.

I hope this helps answer your questions!

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How do you say “I believe in eternal love” in Japanese?

I think “eternal love” is 永遠の愛. (えいえんのあい eien no ai)
Correct me if that is wrong.
I still don’t understand. Do I say “shinjiru?”

“Eien no ai wo shinjiru”?

>_< Please help. Include kanji (with hiragana for readings) if possible. 🙂 Hopefully both formal and informal...

Answer by Dragonfrog
私は、永遠の愛を信じる

Yeah, the 永遠の愛 part is right.

Answer by Boli Loquita
You’re right, but I’d say eien na, rather than eien no.

Shinjiru is the dictionary form of “to believe” but if you are being casual, you do not have to conjugate it.

You can also say Eien na ai wo shinjiteru, it expresses continuality.

Answer by tasteM
私は永遠の愛を信じています。
(わたしはえいえんのあいをしんじています。)


永遠の愛を信じて(い)る。
(えいえんのあいをしんじて[い]る。)
※Some omit [い],
in which case it sounds more informal.

※In informal cases, the subject is usually left out.

※If you say 永遠の愛を信じる, it sounds like “I WILL believe eternal love.”to most of us.
When you talk about what’s going on ーincluding ‘mental things’, “ている or ています strucure” should be used.

e.g.1) He’s running.
(かれははしっている/はしっています。)

e.g.2) He wants to go to Japan.
(かれはにほんにいきたいとおもっている/おもっています。)

Answer by Rotbuche
Yes you are right, “eien no ai” means “eternal love”.
It is “eien NO ai”. (‘na’ is wrong, please see the link below.)

http://dic.yahoo.co.jp/dsearch?enc=UTF-8&p=%E6%B0%B8%E9%81%A0&stype=0&dtype=3

Shinjiru takes an を, so you are right again.

http://dic.yahoo.co.jp/dsearch?enc=UTF-8&p=%E4%BF%A1%E3%81%98%E3%82%8B&stype=0&dtype=3

As believing is a state of being you should use the -TE form:
“I believe in eternal love”
(私は)永遠の愛を信じている。(informal)
(私は)永遠の愛を信じています。(formal)
Watashi wa eiein no ai wo shinjite imasu.

You could also say:
I believe that eternal love exists.
永遠の愛があると信じている。
永遠の愛があると信じています。
Eien no ai ga aru to shinjite imasu.

Answer by Kitano Kunikara
永遠の愛を信じる ( in personal belief or writing: simple & strong expression)
私は、永遠の愛を信じています。( formal: imply continuity)

The structure is [subject]は [ object ] を [ verb].

BTW Kanji信 (しん) consists of two parts; イ and 言.
Theイ part means a mankind, the 言 part means to say or speak.
Examples using this Kanji:nouns
信仰 しんこう faith
信念 しんねん belief
信用 しんよう credibility
不信 ふしん discredit

Good Luck!

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : About dogs and other animals, does anybody think that dogs can have feelings?

or fall in love, or you know do you think they communicate with each other and get married in their own way or not?

Answer by byderule
All animals have feelings .
Only Christian anti Nature propaganda
has always professed that this is not so
so that people would feel better about killing them
and to give the false impression that people were more important than animals.
even trees have feelings

ANIMAL EMOTIONS

GRATITUDE
and i once rescued some gold fish from a certain death in a drying pond .
picked them out of the mud and put them in a pond with water.
I then sat by the side of the pond,What happened next was amazing ,all 6 of them came in front of me and jumped up from the water ,and then disappeared,Gold fish are not known for jumping out of the water.

SORROW
Elephants have a funeral when one of them dies ,with each elephant going to the dead one and touching it with his trunk to say good bye,
Dogs can die of sadness.
baboons have a very strict social orders .as do most apes and monkeys,they can do things for revenge and even for humour,

Memory
Killer whales have brains larger than us ,and they can see 4 dimensions ,we only see three,and they can remember certain people that they know for many years after ,so do Grizzlies,and Dolphins

PLANTS,Fear
some information indicates that plants do have feelings,emotions and maybe even intelligence.

The north American Indians ,dance around a tree singing that they are going to kill it,they then quickly turn around and chop its neighbor down,taking it by surprise.
this suggest that they believe the tree has feelings.

There once was a famous experiment,whereby 7 people walked into a room where there was a big plant,that was wired up to a lie detector.
One of the people had a knife and cut some parts of the plant.
then later when the people were brought before the plant again,the lie detector gave a violent leap in its readings ,when the person with the knife was brought before it.
the same experiment was done with trees and in all cases the same result.
so who says who has feelings or souls

Answer by madlymadrks
Why not! They too have their own way of communication. They too have feelings. Watch at them when they are having sex. When a male dog moves around a female dog, she reciprocates her feelings. And a mother dog caressing her kids, etc.

Answer by sammy
Some species, swans for example, may form a deep attachment brought about by the release of a hormone, oxytocin, in their brains (its the same thing that happens in humans). So sure some species can “fall in love” but most just hook up for a short time (dogs for example for reproduction) they tend to pal up with other animals as they like companionship and it helps form a pack… their safety net. They def. have fear and all of that sort of stuff though… some animals also dream and have nightmares.

Answer by somotitb
If you kick an animal does it yelp? yes.That means that it FELT pain. Animals use body language,clicks and whistles,colors and other forms of communication. As for MARRIAGE…..They MATE.They are not religious and therefore do not need a ceremony. There soul purpose it to reproduce for the sake of continuing the species,emotions have nothing to do with reproduction. Only humans have complicated things with emotions.We believe we are better than or above nature….we are not. Nature always has been and will always be,long after humans are LOOONNNGGGG gone.

Answer by The One
Haven’t you ever seen a dog weep when che puppy is run over by a car?

Answer by Professsor Daniel
all animals have feelings coz the have nerve cells which everyone should have which helps them feel the feelings…

Answer by electropath
Not every animal has feelings.
Ask yourself – what are emotions? From an evolutionary perspective, they are a guidance system for behavior. They influence what actions you will take or avoid taking in the future, based on (generally) what is good for you or your kind, or bad for you or your kind. Evolution will not select for adaptations that an organism can not use. Something with no changeable behavior, like a jellyfish, would not benefit from being able to feel because it could not change what it does.

So, in order for feelings to be relevant at all (and naturally selected for), the organism must first have behavior. Most animals fit this category, but not corals, sponges, etc. Second, the animal must have a nervous sytem capable of generating, relaying and processing complex signals. It isn’t enough to say that if a worm twitches when put on a hook that it “felt” it. Detection of harm along the body isn’t the same thing as running that input through a complex brain and interpreting the data as “pain”. It is easy to see that higher animals such as dogs can feel, and we can even use an MRI to map the activity in its brain as it happens, to prove it. Many of the structures in our own brains that we know are involved with emotions (like the amygdala) are also present in those species.

Trees can indeed respond to nearby trees being harmed, but this is because they have evolved proactive measures in dealing with pest damage – damaged trees releases chemical signals that trigger defensive reactions in neighboring trees (like starting to embitter their leaves). But you can’t argue that something without a nervous system “feels”, because there is nothing to process the reaction in an emotional context, and therefore no way to “have” that feeling.

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