Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Holle Kreisch naming ceremony seen as a feminist phenomenon

Albeit possibly tongue in cheek. This is  the era of Women's Suffrage. From the Advocate, February 15, 1919, in a column called In the World of Jewish Womankind, by Nannie A. Reis. See this post.


  1. Is the Holla Kreisch supposed to be something we're familiar with? I've never heard of it before.

  2. The more esoteric the better, hm? It's a German Jewish custom. I once wrote about it, here.

  3. In shorshei minhag ashkenaz rav hamburger seems to indicate that holle kreisch was for boys as much as it was for girls, and this was where the kids were given their German secular first names.



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