Mississippi - MordechaiFred - ChaimMacdowell - ?
Mississippi - מיינסטרFred - פרויםMacDowell - איש לייקווד
The secret's out!
Martin Buber - MordechaiFranz Rosenzweig - Levy
Richard Cohen - YerachmielMarc Shapiro - Melech
Adolf Jellinek - AharonMoritz Steinschneider - Moshe
Gershom Scholem's shem koydesh was Gerhardt. (Haha.)
Leopold Zunz - Yom Tov Lippman TzuntzIsadore Twersky - Yitzchak Asher Twersky
Curly Howard = Yehuda Leib ben Shlomo Nosson Halevihttp://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=511Top that one!
Umberto Cassuto = Moshe David
וידאל די טולושא (Vidal of Tolosa) a.k.a as the author of Magid Mishne
We don't know what his Hebrew name was.
Isn't Vidal Chaim?
does anybody have Moritz Steinschneider's hebrew name?
Bonastruc de Porta = Moshe
Noted scholar Gene Simmons - Chaim WeizDF
Alexander Kohut = Chanoch YehudaMarcus Jastrow = MordechaiLouis Finkelstein = Eliezer AryeHeinrich Graetz = Tzvi HirshFranz Kafka = Anshel
Louis Ginsberg- Levi.In one of his books on the Rav, R' Schachter refers to his colleague "Resh-Kaf-Bet". Unless you knew that Kenny Brander was "Catriel," you'd be lost.
IIRC it is R. Kasriel Yehoshua (Kenneth J.) Brander.
Heshal Kristofsy=Kristy the Clown
You mean Krusty, not Kristy.
Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski.
We have a winner!
Harry Houdini = Should I continue?
Kirk Douglas - Isser DanielovitchPaul Muni - Meshilem Meier WeisenfreundSammy Glick - Shmuel Shmelke Glick
Curly was a yachsen - "Horowitz"http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5831094
It seems we have veered away from scholars and academics, so here are some ancients:Philo - YedidiahJosephus - Yosef ben MatityahuPaul the christian - ShaulR. Akiva - AkavyaResh Lakish - Shimon ben LakishMar bar Rav Ashi - TavyomiAnd of course, Esther - Hadassah
Akiva is Aramaic for Yaakov.Mordechai ain't Jewish either. One Midrash has him as Malachi.
Now, the other way.Imagine if some of our greats would have emigrated to the US via Ellis Island and given Americanized names. People like Moses Maimonides would have become Morris Macintosh.I will stop here before this gets irreverant.One example is enough.
Harry Wolfson- צבי הירשAvicebron- Ibn GabriolSaul Lieberman- ShaulTobias Stern- שו"ת השביטPeter- שמעוןLouis Jacobs- לייבJonathan Sacks-יעקב צבי
How about:Samson Raphael Hirsch: Shimshon ben Rephael. (A common practice.)
Shamshon, not Shimshon.
Right, forgot to mention that point.
Prof. Louis H. Feldman - Magister :).
I meant to reply to MP's "Shamshon."
Someone sent me a copy of a German letter (in Hebrew letters) which the patriarch sent to his grandson - he signed Shamshon, with nikkud.
Richard Tucker - Reuven TickerHarold Arlen - Haim Arluk
"..he signed Shamshon, with nikkud."No way! Maybe his pen slipped.
Way! It's specific and, I suppose, interesting. I'll keep you posted.
Just found a reference to this letter in your previous Shamshon/Shimshon post. Fotheringay-Phipps, who had a copy, noted that "he wrote the letter using German words and Hebrew letters. So it might be that he used his German name Shamshon, but that his Hebrew name could have been Shimshon." So I still wonder how he was called up to the Torah in Frankfurt-am-Main.
Nope. It was Shamshon.The Yekkes were careful not to name after somebody with a shortned life. Hence the slight change.
Herman Wouk = ?
Rabbi Louis Jacobs = יהודה לייב
Falk Katz = Yehoshua (Derisha and Me'iras Aynayim, among other)Löwe of Prague = Yehudah (Maharal)Leo Levi = Yehudah
"If you look for Master Leo Abarbenel, you won't find your man. Your man, in fact, being Yehuda ben Yitzhak Abravanel, also known as Judah Leon Abrabanel, Isaacus Abravanel, or even simply as Leone Ebreo—Leon the Hebrew. Damn those polyonymous Jews."From: http://vunex.blogspot.co.il/2008/04/armchair-history.html
Mattisyahu = Mathew MillerMarvin Hier = Moshe Chaim (learned that in this month's zman mag)Bob Dylan = Zimmerman (Jewish 1st name?) Norman Lamm = Nochum (i think) Richard Joel = YerachmielAbba Hillel Silver = Avrohom SilverJack Benny = Binyomin Kubelsky Leon Trotsky = Lev Davidovitch Bronshtein
Oh, Moses Mendelssohn: Moshe ben Menachem. :-)
Marcus Jastrow = Mordechai