What Does A Person’s Name Indicate?

laitman_600.02Question: Are there certain levels of attaining names? For example, my friend’s name is Emanuel. What can be said about this name?

Answer: The name Emanuel means “God is with us” in Hebrew. It is a very ancient name from the Torah.

Question: Does a name characterize a person?

Answer: No. If we knew the source of a newborn’s soul we could give him a name according to the source of one’s soul, as described in the Torah. But we don’t know it, and so we give arbitrary names. We will scrutinize this in the future.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/8/19

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