Yishmael is a Hebrew name that means “God will hear”. In the Torah, Yishmael is the first son of Abraham, born to his wife Sarah’s maidservant Hagar. Yishmael is believed to be the ancestor of the Arab people. The name Yishmael is often given to boys in Jewish culture to honor the importance of prayer and the belief that God hears and answers the prayers of His people.


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