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my ex said that all the persons Shefa or bounty in this world flows through their neshama name. I wanted to know the sources. I wanted my freind to go by her full neshama name as she only uses her second name and I feel changing her name may change her Mazel. Anything that can support my point as to reasons or sources would help

2 years

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  1. It is true that the Kabbalists teach that a person’s name is tremendously important. In fact, they point out that the word “neshama” in Hebrew is spelled nun, shin, mem, heh. If the external letters are removed the inner letters spell out the word “shem” – name. However, I am not familiar with the idea that a person should only use their entire Hebrew name and not just use the second name (like your friend) or just use their first name (as many people do).

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