I hear sometimes people being called up to the Torah as "Ploni Ben Avraham Avinu" I assume that these are people who - by their own choice - wish to advertise that they are converts. (I also assume, that most geirim are more circumspect, and prefer to be called up as "Ben Avraham")

Does anyone know more on this?

When being called to the Torah, is a convert required to give his name as “Ben Avraham Avinu”?

  • gordon613 @IsraelReader changed your question. Was this your intent?
    – robev
    Jun 20, 2021 at 5:05
  • Does this answer your question? When an adopted child is called to the torah, how are they named? Jun 20, 2021 at 16:06
  • @Robev: Not exactly. I know that a convert is not in general required to give his name as "Ben Avraham Avinu". I am interested as to why some do however give their name as "Ben Avraham Avinu" and not "Ben Avraham" and whether this is merely a case of personal preference or whether this is due to some other factor.
    – gordon613
    Jun 20, 2021 at 18:15
  • @sabbahillel. I don't think so. I don't think this question discusses the formula of "Ben Avraham Avinu" at all.
    – gordon613
    Jun 20, 2021 at 18:16
  • @gordon613 The abswer that I point to explains why some use the adopted father's name and some use ben Avraham Avinu or even ben Avraham. Jun 20, 2021 at 22:08


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