Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Names for Children

Ha'aretz has a story on how a group of Rabbis in Israel have issued a list of names that parents should not call their children.

The names include Ariel (because of Sharon), Omri (his son and an evil biblical king), names ending or beginning with "el" among others. Katif and names of Gaza settlements are frowned upon because of the controversy they arouse.

The website,, is currently unavailable.

What's there to say? At least its not a psak, but appears to be just a recommendation....