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Natalie Portman Names Son Aleph

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Natalie Portman, who had a baby boy last month with her fiance Benjamin Millepied, has revealed the baby's name:  Aleph.  From People.com, where the news was first reported:

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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