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Can a Ashkenazi do hatarat nedarim on kitnyot? According to Halachipedia the Rosh holds that one can do hatarat nedarim (annuling of a Neder) on a meritorious personal minhag. The pri chadash says that a minhag of your parents isn't binding upon you until you've observed it once. Therefore it sounds like it's considered a personal minhag since you're the one hiding it upon yourself. Additionally in America there aren't really any communal minhagim as we're basically a mishmash of everyone. Therefore aren't all ashkenazi minhagim (like kitnyot) now personal minhagim and subject to hatarat nedarim? Am I missing any information? Any one know any discussions about this?

  • Just a comment - the Pri Chadash will have a problem with Yom Tov Sheini - so we'll have to at the least consider whether he is referring to what I'll call ancestral communal minhagim or, as I assume, a personal minhag the parents had. Also note that Kitniyous may actually be a ban, not a minhag. Finally arguing there aren't communal minhagim may be true as far as the place binding you to communal minhagim is concerned (minhag hamokom), but to say that "communal minhagim" that you've inherited are not binding is a whole new kettle of fish. This is all speculative, so not posted as answer. – user15253 Mar 9 '18 at 12:56
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    By mentioning "a minhag of your parents isn't binding upon you until you've observed it once", do you mean to imply you're asking about only someone who's never kept the kitniyos custom? If so, you should explicate that; if not, you should clarify the relevance of that paraphrase. Also, I recommend editing to clarify why you think it makes sense to pick these particular solo opinions to combine into current practice. – msh210 Mar 9 '18 at 14:33
  • Orangesandlemons 1- what do you mean kitnyot might be a ban? Of course it's a ban but isn't a ban a minhag (not the ones in the Talmud of course)? Also I never said it's non binding just that it should probably be considered a normal family minhag and subject to hatarat nedarim. It's still binding until you do hatarat nedarim. – Orion Mar 9 '18 at 14:42

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