Here’s the scenario:
Abraham is the son of Baker, who is a Kohen. Baker gets divorced when Abraham is an infant, and then dies shortly thereafter. Abraham’s mother marries Charlie, who is not a Kohen, and adopts and raises Abraham, who sees Charlie as the only father he’s ever known.
- Is Abraham called to the Torah as Abraham ben Baker haKohen, or Abraham ben Charlie haKohen?
- On the Ketubah, same question…what name should be used?
- On the tombstone (might as well ask it all…)?
- When the time comes, does Abraham sit shiva and observe the year of mourning for Charlie? If not, would he be allowed to if he wants to?