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Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names Hardcover – Oct 1984

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan David Pub; Rev Sub edition (October 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0824602951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824602956
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 16 x 4.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 921 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,405,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An indispensable guide for parents seeking a name for a child, those wanting to know the meaning of their own names, students of nomenclature, and collectors of Judaica." -- Libraries Unlimited

About the Author

ALFRED J. KOLATCH, a graduate of the Teachers Institute of Yeshiva University and its College of Liberal Arts, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which subsequently awarded him the Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa. From 1941 to 1948 he served as rabbi of congregations in Columbia, South Carolina, and Kew Gardens, New York, and as a chaplain in the United States Army. In 1948 he founded Jonathan David Publishers, of which he has since been president and editor-in-chief.

Rabbi Kolatch has authored numerous books, the most popular of which are Great Jewish Quotations, How to Live a Jewish Life, What Jews Say About God, This Is the Torah, and the best-selling Jewish Book of Why and its sequel, The Second Jewish Book of Why. Several of his works deal with nomenclature, about which he is an acknowledged authority. The New Name Dictionary and The Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names are his most recent works on the subject. Other books by the author include Our Religion: The Torah, The Jewish Heritage Quiz Book, The Jewish Mourner's Book of Why, Who's Who in the Talmud, and The Family Seder.

In addition to his scholarly work, Rabbi Kolatch is interested in the work of the military chaplaincy and has served as president of the Association of Jewish Chaplains of the Armed Forces and as vice-president of the interdenominational Military Chaplains Association of the United States.

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Format: Hardcover
The best thing about this book was something that I saw in no other book. One of the ways we were looking at to name our child was to find words (or the meaning of the names for those we were naming for) and finding the hebrew word that meant that. This is the only book with a dictionary in the back of words (i.e., if you look up song, you will find Shira, if you look up Strong, you will find Ethan). So it was helpful when we were looking at naming in that way. There are so many names in here, it is great - not all of them are Jewish, per se, but all names seem to be in the book. It was extremely helpful in naming our child!
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Format: Hardcover
I wanted to take a quick look over the internet but the people who programed this site will not let you scan the book for one second. It is sad that you would have to by the book just to look for one sorry thing. And I am ashamed at the situation.And at the creaters of this site for not giving anyone the chance to look before they buy.
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I found this book to be the best, most complete book of names for an English-speaking parent-to-be of Jewish heritage. Everything is included: English/Anglo-Saxon/American (even some Spanish and French), and of course, Yiddish, Biblical/Talmudic, and Israeli names.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f64927c) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa063bc9c) out of 5 stars A complete Jewish-American name book. April 25 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I found this book to be the best, most complete book of names for an English-speaking parent-to-be of Jewish heritage. Everything is included: English/Anglo-Saxon/American (even some Spanish and French), and of course, Yiddish, Biblical/Talmudic, and Israeli names.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f881120) out of 5 stars Helpful in the naming game Sept. 2 2002
By pdxmom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The best thing about this book was something that I saw in no other book. One of the ways we were looking at to name our child was to find words (or the meaning of the names for those we were naming for) and finding the hebrew word that meant that. This is the only book with a dictionary in the back of words (i.e., if you look up song, you will find Shira, if you look up Strong, you will find Ethan). So it was helpful when we were looking at naming in that way. There are so many names in here, it is great - not all of them are Jewish, per se, but all names seem to be in the book. It was extremely helpful in naming our child!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f881144) out of 5 stars This book is the BEST book for researching Hebrew-English names. June 9 2008
By sarahleah hankes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I started my business, [...], eleven years ago. This book has been, my "bible" since the beginning, augmented by a number of his other books esp. "The New Name Dictionary - Modern English and Hebrew Names." Kolatch is a consummate researcher of both the names and the biblical references. I trust his translations completely. All of his books are of this caliber. This man has my utmost respect. Sarahleah Hankes
HASH(0x9f88145c) out of 5 stars A Valuable Reference Books with Many Uses Nov. 30 2015
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have used this book not only help find names for children, but for other reasons as well. People are often interested in learning the meanings of their names. Learning the meaning of a name or learning which biblical character(s) have a specific name can be useful in determining the significance of the names of characters in books, movies, or other stories. I have appreciated having this valuable reference handy for many years!
HASH(0x9f881588) out of 5 stars Book of Names Dec 9 2014
By Neal T. Silverstein - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was perfect for my needs.


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