Honoring Parents: Names: Saying Your Parents' Names

Children should not normally call their parents by name, nor say their parent's name without mentioning that this is their parent, as follows:
  • When praying for your brother's recovery from illness (refu'a), say:
    • Your brother's name,
    • Ben imi (son of my mother) or ben imi morati (son of my mother, my teacher), and
    • Your mother's name.
  • When praying for your sister's recovery from illness, say:
    • Your sister's name,
    • Bat imi (daughter of my mother) or bat imi morati (daughter of my mother, my teacher), and
    • Your mother's name.
  • An aliya for your brother, say:
    • Your brother's name,
    • Ben avi (son of my father) or ben avi mori (son of my father, my teacher), and
    • Your father's name.
 
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