E-Teacher and Israel365 are happy to announce the birth of the Month by Month Guide to Hebrew and Biblical Baby Names. This beautifully designed e-book features over 100 of the most popular and classic Hebrew and Biblical Names. The names in the guide are arranged according to the months of the year, the weekly Torah portion corresponding to each month, and to Jewish holidays.

The idea for the Guide to Hebrew and Biblical Names came from eTeacher’s students worldwide that have turned to eTeacher to better understand the Hebrew origins of their names. “You don’t have to be expecting a baby to enjoy this guide” says Boaz Binnun, Co-CEO of eTeacher Group. “It was also designed to be a valuable reference for anyone who would like to explore the Hebrew and Biblical origins of names. Our non-Jewish students are constantly surprised at how many familiar names have Hebrew origins”.

HOW TO CHOOSE A NAME FOR A NEWBORN BABY

There are two common practices within Judaism when it comes to naming a new baby: Ashkenazi Jews, those of European descent, traditionally name their children after deceased relatives. Sephardi Jews, on the other hand, those originally from middle-eastern countries, often name their children after living relatives.

While the practices might seem to be polar opposites of each other, the underlying reason for both, is the same. According to Jewish tradition, naming a child has a deep spiritual dimension, as the chosen name determines a person’s character throughout life. We therefore immediately look towards our ancestors and select a fitting role model who we want our new baby to emulate. This has been the Jewish practice for generations and so every new baby David or Sarah is really named for their Biblical namesakes.

In addition to looking at relatives for inspiration, the calendar is another source of inspiration for choosing Hebrew or Biblical names. For example, girls born around the Jewish holiday of Purim are often named Esther and boys born during a week when the Torah portion discusses the Exodus might be named after Moses. This Guide was written to help choose a name according to the months of the year.

eTeacher was happy to partner with Israel365 in releasing this beautiful new e-Book featuring over 100 of the most popular Hebrew and Biblical Baby names.

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