Religion: Names

Fortnight ago Germany's Government decreed that, before next January 1, Jews in Germany who do not bear "Jewish" first names must add to their names "Israel" or "Sarah," according to their sex. The question then arose: What constitutes a Jewish name? That question became a pressing one not only for 500,000 German Jews but for "Aryan" Germans with such Hebraic names as Paul, Joseph, David. Last week the Government resolved doubts by publishing an official list of Jewish names—including no Pauls or Josephs. Some of them:

Males: Abel, Abimelech, Abner, Absalom, Ahab, Aaron, Ascher,...

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