Family Name and Honoring Sinful Parents (Copy)


Recently, i asked “Ask The Rabbi” a question and i have been waiting for an answer for about 2 months. Could you please let me know what is going on with my question and your answer? If you need me to re-ask it i will do so. just let me know accordingly.



  1. I am resending the answer that was sent out on the 8th of January.

    While empathizing with your feelings and understanding why you would want to change your surname, there is no Halachic necessity to do so. It remains a personal decision. If you decide that want to change your name, you may do so without being concerned that there might be a problem of not honoring your father.

    Best wishes from the Team