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Rabbi is sick – what do you say or call the person who is davening in his place?


Our Rabbi has Covid. People in our shul have stood on the Bima and are davening in his place, saying a sermon and doing the responsibilities of the Rabbi. I know the term “shel’e’ach” – but it is not that. We say Yasher Koach. From the Bima…how do you call him? Is there a special word or saying?

Thank you for your answer.



Saying yasher koach is a way of saying thank you. It means you should be strengthened.  If he is filling in for the Rabbi, you can call him Rabbi, or you can call him Rabbi— (his family name).

Best wishes a refuah shleima to your Rabbi.

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