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Can one use a kittel that had previously been on a dead person?

It is forbidden to benefit from used burial shrouds (אסור בהנאה). Shulchan Arukh YD 349:1
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Wearing a Kittel at the Seder

R' Herschel Schachter discusses this in his Haggadah*: *R' Schachter's Haggadah is compiled by Reb Allan Weissman
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What is the reason for women to wear white clothing on YOM KIPPUR?

See Mishnah Brurah Orach Chaim 510:13.: Rama states that it is customary to wear white clothes on Yom Kippur to imitate the ministering angels. The Mishnah Brurah commentary (#15) says that it is ...
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Is there a minhag amongst some to wear a kittel on Rosh HaShanah?

Charnobyl dynasty followers wears kitel on Rosh HaShanah, it is their minchag.
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Is a traditional Yekke Sargenes similar to the Skver style, all-linen, non-embroidered Kittel? I think so; I'm not sure about the "hood", though

In K'hal Adath Jeshurun, Washington Heights (commonly known as Breuer's) the mimetic tradition in the kehilloh (congregation) indicates that the Skverer kittel is "closest" to the old, ...
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Why is a kittel worn by Shat"z for Tal and Geshem?

The נטעי גבריאל here provides the start of an answer albeit without any firm conclusions. Whilst he only writes that some have the custom to do so (with a footnote that concludes that the reasoning ...
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Why is a kittel worn by Shat"z for Tal and Geshem?

I asked my shul's chazzan about this. I received what I, personally, consider a "partial" answer, so I'll relay it, for now, and hope to add more as I discover more. Geshem is given to us "...
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is it ever appropriate to wear a gold lamé kittel?

I assume you're referring to men. It's customary to wear a white Kittel all night and day on Yom Kippur - source Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 131 נוֹהֲגִין לִלְבּוֹשׁ אֶת הַקִּיטֶל, שֶׁהוּא בֶּגֶד מֵתִים,...
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Putting On Kittel Under Chupa

Rav Moshe ben Avrohom Mat (1551-1606) in his book "Mattei Moshe" (מטה משה ח"ג בהכנסת כלה אות ב) says, "And we wrap the groom in a white tallis in order to fulfill (Ecclesiastes 9:8) 'Let your clothes ...
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Sargenes vs. Kittel

This question was asked at kayj.net. The answer was: The original sargenes is similar to the tachrichim, closed from the front and from behind, and is put on over the head
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Sargenes vs. Kittel

I grew up in Alsace (France) which is geographically and culturally close to Germany. Definitely Yekke land. I only heard about Sargeness as a child. For what I can remember it is mostly the same: a ...
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