Monday, March 28, 2011

Devora Elona

In the Jewish tradition, a naming is a ceremony in which a newborn(ish) girl is welcomed into Judaism and receives her Hebrew name. Claire's naming was last month, and she was given the Hebrew name Devora Elona. We chose Devora to honor Claire's great-great grandmother Dora Schuman. (And Devora also happens to be Grandma Debby's Hebrew name.) Elona was chosen to honor Claire's great grandfather Earl Solomon, Sr. whose Hebrew name was Elizar. Although Elona is a form of the Hebrew word for "tree," it is pure coincidence, and not at all an indication that we took Henry's suggestion to name Claire "Tree Villain."

We said the prayers; Claire chose to eat them.

Claire was lucky that all four grandparents could take part in the ceremony...

Thankfully, Henry had a steady hand during this part.

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