Prayer – Lighting Shabbos Candles

Question

Rabbi, when I prayer in front of the Shabbos lights on Friday evening, I pray for the welfare of all my children and parents, etc. Do I mention their names using their mother’s name or do I mention their father’s name?

Thank you.

, , 2 weeks

Answers

  1. The accepted Ashkenazi custom is to use the mother’s name for health-related issues, and the father’s name for other prayers. The Yemenite custom is not to mention the mother’s name at all, even for health-related issues. And the Sefardi custom is to use the mother’s name for all prayers!

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