Re: Refuah Shelemah (get well) prayer

Hillel E. Markowitz (
Sat, 22 Mar 1997 22:38:06 -0500 (EST)

David Taylor <> wrote:
>When making a prayer for refuah shelemah - a full recovery to health -
>for someone it is customary to name the sick person as the son or
>daughter of their mother rather than father, eg David ben Sarah. What
>if the sick person is a cohen or levi? Does the cohen or levi suffix to
>the name attach to the individual (David) or to his father? Would one
>say a refuah shelemah for "David ben Sarah *Hacohen*" if David himself
>is a cohen? Are there different customs for this practice?

I usually hear it said as "Dovid Hacohen ben Sarah"

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