First Sarah Palin showed up in Israel wearing a GIANT Star of David pendant. Now she’s naming her pets with the Jewish state in mind. No word on whether she’s planning on joining the the Zionist women’s organization by the same name. For those of you in the baby-naming stage, Hadassah is a Hebrew girl’s name which means “myrtle.”
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Rachel Silberstein is a journalist and editor. She has written about politics, crime, health, immigration, religion and parenting. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Tablet Magazine, New York Daily News, Jewcy, Feet In Two Worlds, XOJane, and now, Kveller. She received a BA from Brooklyn College, where she served as editor in chief of the campus weekly, The Kingsman, and won two coveted journalism prizes for her investigative reporting. She lives in Brooklyn with her son and guinea pig.