The Family Is Gathering…

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4 Responses

  1. Ori Pomerantz says:

    Why use the mother’s name and not the father’s? Is the father unknown?

  2. David Gerstman says:

    The custom when praying for one’s recovery is to use the mother’s name.

  3. Holy Hyrax says:

    why?

  4. Yaakov Menken says:

    Women have greater compassion and mercy, so the mother’s feelings towards her child are recalled in this context.

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