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My name is Devorah Leah. I was born on Parshas Devarim, and when my parents named me my father figured out something very interesting about the parsha I was born on and my name. The first words of that parsha are “Eleh Devarim” and if you rearrange the letters in the word Eleh, it’s Leah, and Devarim is Devorah. I am also named after the wife of a very great rabbi, Rebbetzin Devorah Leah.
Leah, age 14, Canada
My name is Esther Hadassa. I am named after Queen Esther because I was born around Purim.
Hadassa, age 13, CT
My Jewish name is Shoshana, rose. I am named after my grandmother who was named after her grandmother.
Rozzie, age 13, NY
I was named after the Naomi in the story of Ruth. I really like my name because it sounds nice. My parents like my name also.
Naomi Simone, age 8, MA
I am named after my great grandmother from my father’s side. She always used to give brachos (blessings) to everyone, and she used to say the whole tehillim (Psalms) every day.
Miriam Maryasha, age 11, FL
I am named after the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s wife – Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka. She was a very modest woman, a partner to the Rebbe and role model of how a Jewish woman should act. When the Rebbetzin passed away, they asked the Rebbe when to make the burial. The Rebbe’s reply was that it should wait till later on that day, so all the Chabad emissaries all over the world would have time to come in to be a part of it. “They are her children,” said the Rebbe. I know I am one of the “daughters of the Rebbetzin” and feel that it is a big privilege and responsibility.
Chaya Mushka, age 9, NJ
Who were you named after? Does your name have a special meaning? Comment below!