How and Why Jews Hebraized Their Family Names at the Founding of Israel https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/israel-zionism/2018/04/how-and-why-jews-hebraized-their-family-names-at-the-founding-of-israel/

“If there is no overriding reason for the Major to retain an awkward-sounding German name that our people finds hard to pronounce, . . . he [should] change it to a Hebrew one.”

April 25, 2018 | Philologos
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