If a Sephardic/mizrahi man marries an Ashkenazi women, or vice versa, whose niddah custom is followed? From what I understand, Ashkenazim are more stringent on timing than Sephardim/mizrahim, so in the case of “mixed” marriages like this whose customs would be prioritized.

  • Not a duplicate per se but the question here is answered in the question there: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/72995/… Oct 4, 2023 at 18:33
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    I see, it says there that the minhag is to follow the husband’s side, on the last part however it says that if there’s a difference of opinion on the wedding ceremony, the rabbi tries to satisfy both opinions. Which seems to indicate that the stringent custom wins out regardless of who’s bride or groom @יהושעק do I have that right?
    – Kirk
    Oct 4, 2023 at 18:38
  • Kirk excellent analysis. In the case covered in that question both opinions are satisfied because the wedding itself must be halachically acceptable to both sides. Once they are married she (theoretically) takes on all of her husband's minhagim, both stringencies and leniencies. Oct 4, 2023 at 18:41
  • In practice that doesn't always happen 100%. Also please note that regarding niddah, some Sephardim have the minhag to keep one day less per cycle than Ashkenazim but not all, and probably not even the majority. Oct 4, 2023 at 18:43

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Normally the woman follows her husbands customs so in this case she would be stringent for the Ashkenazic customs.

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