Natalie Portman and her fiancé, “Black Swan” choreographer Benjamin Millepied, just had a baby boy, and People Magazine gives the name an A+:
Their son’s name is Aleph, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
So what’s in a name? Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, much like alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Aleph is the number 1 in Hebrew and can also be spelled “alef.”
Its esoteric meaning in Judaic Kabbalah, as denoted in the theological treaty Sefer-ha-Bahir, relates to the origin of the universe, the “primordial one that contains all numbers.”
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