Naming Children

RABBI J. SIMCHA COHEN Rabbi Cohen, a Jerusalem Prize recipient, is the author of eight books on Jewish law. His latest, “Jewish Prayer the Right Way” (Urim Publications), is available at Amazon. com and select Judaica stores.
Halacha & Hashkafa

(Part I) Designating proper names for one’s children is not always easy. When my wife, Shoshana, gave birth to our first child in Chicago – a girl – she informed me that according to tradition, the wife is entitled to name the first child. I didn’t...

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