Based on Nusach Ashkenaz, it seems that when there is a prayer beginning with the words מי שברך , that only the 3 fathers (Avraham, Yitzhak and Ya'akov) are mentioned. Two examples:
- Mi Sheberach for someone called to the Torah
- Mi Sheberach after the second "Yekum Purkan"
However, when reciting Mi Sheberach for the ill, in addition to the forefathers, Moses, Aaron, David and Solomon are added.
- Why are these 4 added, in particular?
- How are these 4 "related" to the ill or help the ill recover?