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The universal Ashkenazi minhag is to wear the kittel on Yom Kippur.

I have heard of some who wear the kittel also on Rosh HaShanah. Is this a true minhag? I suspect it might be a Jeckishe (German) minhag, but I'm not so sure.

  • "a true minhag" What's that? Do you mean are there people who actually do this? – Double AA Sep 7 '17 at 19:59
  • @DoubleAA I mean does anyone do this because of minhag, not just misguidance. – ezra Sep 7 '17 at 19:59
  • possible dupe judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10536/759 – Double AA Sep 7 '17 at 20:04
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    "I mean does anyone do this because of minhag, not just misguidance" - I DO! Have been doing it since I was a late teen-ager. My family is not Yekkish, though, my maternal grandparents lived in Belgium for many years so gained some Germanic minhagim. However, the majority of people in my shul, also not Yekkish, wore a kittel on Rosh Hashanna. I highly doubt they were misguided, and I know I was not misguided by them. I think there is something in O.C. mentioning wearing a kittel on Rosh Hashannah. I'll see if I can locate it. – DanF Sep 7 '17 at 20:21
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    Noticed on your profile "Midland, TX". I hope you weren't affected by huge difficulty due to Hur. Harvey. – DanF Sep 7 '17 at 21:35
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Charnobyl dynasty followers wears kitel on Rosh HaShanah, it is their minchag.

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