Suppose someone really dislikes his mother and does not want to be known as (for example) "יוסף בן רחל". He's sick, and people wish to pray for him in a Mishebeirach.
Do his wishes have to be honored? And what is the alternative? יוסף בן שרה?
The Rabbi I consulted said that for the sake of shalom, Sara could be used.
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3 years ago
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