I'm not sure if there is any halachic basis for any of this, but I've seen at most weddings the chasan just wears the kitul over the suit jacket. At a few weddings though, particularly in Israel, many chasanim wear the kitul underneath their jacket. Any reason for this?


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A friend of mine was told by his rebbe at Chofetz Chaim yeshiva in Queens that it's a personal Yom Kippur -- hence, wear the kittel, but not out in the open.


The Lev Ita and Yismach Lev brings down the one should wear something ontop of kittel.

see it here http://thehalacha.com/wp-content/uploads/Vol4Issue12.pdf

  • Why do they recommend this?
    – Double AA
    Oct 28, 2013 at 6:15

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