My ancestors were Galitzianer Chassidim, and I'm trying to figure out the minhag of Galitziana in regards to waiting between eating meat and milk. Does anyone know what the minhag is?

  • If they were Chasidim, most likely they would have waited six hours between fleishig and milchig.
    – ezra
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 6:07
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    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 6:30

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I am of Galitzian roots and we wait 6 hours. Ashkenazic Jews in general didn't used to wait six hours, based on the Rama it was accepted to wait 6 hours. Ashreinu!

  • Galitzianeryid, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks for sharing! Commented May 1, 2018 at 17:50

Six hours. That's the default, what you'd see in "Poland", which included Galicia back then.

Three hours is German and British; one is Dutch; Sephardic practices vary widely.

(I also happen to know people with strong Galitzianer roots, and they keep six!)

  • Sources would greatly improve this. I know w Galicians who wait "into the fifth hour" which is different.
    – mevaqesh
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 11:37
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    "Sephardic practices vary widely. But Ashkenazim default to six." That's backwards. You even just listed 3 options for Ashkenazim! If anything the default Ashkenzi position is 1 hour, and various stringencies above that were accepted in different places. It's Sefardim who default to 6.
    – Double AA
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 12:54
  • My family comes from there, and can confirm that we keep six
    – user15253
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 17:17

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