Shemot – Eiley Shemos Bnai Yisroel

In Judaism, the giving of a name is not an incidental matter. We are taught that when parents give names to their children, the names go to the core of the child’s soul. It is the singular occasion when people have true prophecy– when giving a name to a child. The Hebrew name describes the spiritual nature of the child and is more than a convenient form of identification. The letters f the Hebrew name provide spiritual codes to the nature, pathway and destiny of the person. That is why giving a name should be a deliberate and careful activity as it identifies the particular soul that has been reincarnated into this world.