*re: Tombsone question #hungary
Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
Two possible explanations:
1. Originally those people were Sephardim or for some reason followed Sephardic customs. Sephardim use the form [name ben or bat mother's-name].
2. Those people were very sick when they died or suffered an accident. It is a Jewish custom, even between Ashkenazim, to say the healing blessing or prayer for sick people (misheberah avoteinu v'imoteinu - see http://www.jewishealing.com/healingprayer.html) using the mother's name instead the one of the father.
I suggest you submit this question to the General List, because there you will find rabbis and other very knowledgeable people about Jewish naming customs.
At 23:05 -0600 13.11.2006, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Tombsone questionModerator: As Tom suggests, please direct questions about Jewish customs and practices not specifically or uniquely associated with Hungarian Jews to JewishGen's general mail-list.