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Mistaken Name in Kesuba

Question: Dear Rabbi! I have important question. In the ktuba of a couple we have written the name of choson "ben Avraham". But the choson is not a ger, rather his father is not Jewish. Is the kesuba pasul bediavad and do we have to write new one? Thank You. Answer: Although there is some rational to be lenient, a new Kesuba should be written. מקורות וביאורים בגר צדק המנהג לכתוב בין בגט בין בכתובה בן אברהם ...

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Davening with Mother’s Name or Father’s Name

Question: It is well established that when davening for someone's refuah, one refers to the patient by his/her mother's name (e.g. Ploni ben Sarah). But when davening for something other than refuah (such as general hatzlacha, or, when someone goes to the Kotel or a Kever Tzadik and they want to be mazkir their friends or family members) do they use the mother's name (Ploni ben Sarah) or the father's name ( ...

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