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Rabbi we would like to know our fathers hebrew name Harold  Rodnick. Thank you.

Hi Michael,

I'll do you one better: I'll give you both your Dad's Yiddish (Jewish) name, and his Hebrew name.

Most probably, your father's Yiddish name was Hirsch, which traditionally was Americanized to Harold (why? because both contain H and R). Now, Hirsch means 'deer'. The Hebrew equivalent is Tzvi, which is the Hebrew for 'deer'. The Hebrew spelling for Tzvi is Tzadi Beit Yod, צבי

Hope it helps,


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