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Names of People: Modern Hebrew: Philosophical and Sociological Aspects
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This entry sets out the many facets of Modern Hebrew personal names in Israel. Contrary to other countries, Israel has no sealed list of personal names. Parents can take existing names (given names or family names) or they can generate a personal name expressing their individual preferences, creativity, and choices; hardly any limitations are imposed on the addition of names. Usua…

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Ephratt, Michal, “Names of People: Modern Hebrew: Philosophical and Sociological Aspects”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 13 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_000464A>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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