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The Jewish name Peretz (Hebrew פרץ) may refer to the following people:
in the Hebrew Bible:
as a modern given name:
- Peretz Markish, (1895–1952), a Soviet Yiddish-language poet.
- Peretz Hirshbein, (1880–1948), a Yiddish-language playwright
- Peretz Smolenskin, (1842–1885), a Russian Jewish novelist
as a surname:
- Amir Peretz (born 1952), former Defense Minister and Labour Party leader in Israel
- Isaac Leib Peretz (1852–1915), a modernist Yiddish language author and playwright
- Jesse Peretz (born 1968), rock video director and son of Martin
- Martin Peretz (born 1938), Harvard University lecturer and former owner of The New Republic
- Moshe Peretz (born 1983), Israeli singer-songwriter
- Omer Peretz (born 1986), Israel U21 footballer and son of Vicky
- Vicky Peretz (born 1953), former Israeli international footballer
- Yitzhak Peretz (born 1936), Israeli politician who served as Deputy Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism.
- Yitzhak Peretz (born 1938), Israeli politician who served as Minister of Internal Affairs and of Immigrant Absorption, and member on Israeli Chief Rabbinate Council
Other similar names
- Perec (a Slavonic name)
- Pérez (in Spanish), Peres (in Galician and Portuguese) and Peris (in Catalan) are typical Iberian family names with at least two distinct origins: One connected with the patronymic for "child of Peter" (son of "Pedro", "Pero", or "Pere" respectively), the other as the Iberian forms of the Hebrew family name Peretz. It was adopted as a family name by Sephardi Jews families during a time of religious intolerance (1318 c.e.) in the Iberian Peninsula. The name is also one of the names of the Messiah in Rabbinic tradition. It is a common family name among descendants of Spanish Jewish families that converted during the Inquisition.
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