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Called Up To Torah When Father Doesn’t Have a Jewish Name


Shalom Rabbi,

What is the solution when a jew has a father who is also jewish but never had a bris and was never given a jewish name. Does he get called up to the Torah by his father’s non-Jewish name? Or should something else be done?

What if he’s already been going by his father’s non-Jewish name?

Thank you!

Gmar Chasima Tova!


The person should be called up by his name and the name that his father is known, even if it isn’t a Jewish name or the name he was given at his bris. Nevertheless it is his name now since he is called by it.

Best Wishes


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