January 20, 2011 1:55 pm at 1:55 pm #594348
And is it true a “part of that person’s neshama” is in you,or someone just made that up?January 20, 2011 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm #730300
No,I was not named after Bubba Watermelon.January 20, 2011 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #730301☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I hear there’s something to it, but only if the name is exact.January 20, 2011 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm #730302boredstiffParticipant
What happens to those not named after anyone? They dont have “part of that person’s neshama” in them?! I thought it was just a zechus for that person your naming after, I never heard it went past that.January 20, 2011 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #730303WolfishMusingsParticipant
And is it true a “part of that person’s neshama” is in you,or someone just made that up?
What if you’re named after someone who is living. Is that person now missing a part of their neshama?
The WolfJanuary 20, 2011 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #730304YW Moderator-80Member
a Neshama is like a flameJanuary 20, 2011 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #730305
Wolf,I guess you mean Sfardim,and based on that,I guess it’s impossible.
Mod 80,so does that mean it IS possible?January 20, 2011 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #730306truth be toldMember
Grandchild watermelon: There are parts that are true and parts that granny watermelon began to assume…January 20, 2011 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #730307YW Moderator-80Member
well sure its possible
but i have no idea whether or not it is so.January 20, 2011 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm #730308WolfishMusingsParticipant
a Neshama is like a flame
Maybe, but then it’s no longer a “part of that person’s neshama” as the OP described. It may come from there, but it’s not a part of it, no more than a newly lit flame is a part of the old flame.
The WolfJanuary 20, 2011 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #730309always hereParticipant
I used to do alot of hand embroidery: yarmulkes, challah & matzah covers, Pesach pillowcases, etc.
I’m named for my maternal grandmother’s mother, & was absolutely thrilled to find out years later that she embroidered, too!
I have a framed embroidery she did, gotten from the home of my parents, A’H. It’s of a peacock, one of my favorite creatures because of it’s colors & iridescence. It definitely gave me a feeling of connection to my namesake! 🙂January 20, 2011 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #730310postsemgirlMember
I think there is some truth to that. My grandmother always says how scary it is that I have the same personality as her mother, who I was named after.January 20, 2011 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #730311☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
It may come from there, but it’s not a part of it, no more than a newly lit flame is a part of the old flame.
We do find such a concept regarding the havdalah candle used after Yom Kippur; a candle lit from the “ner sheshovas” suffices (at least b’dieved. I’m not sure if it’s a perfect analogy; just a thought.January 20, 2011 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #730312mewhoParticipant
i feel attached, and i am told i look like her as well. good thing im femaleJanuary 21, 2011 4:02 am at 4:02 am #730313Sender AvMember
I sometimes feel that I could have part of my grandfather’s neshama in me. I was named partly for him and partly for my great grandfather. I was born on the day (yes, Hebrew date) that my grandfather R’L was shot and killed. Maybe I could be picking up his mission and have different koach(i.e. different middle name)?
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