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Kittel: (Yiddish) white gown worn on Yom Kippur and certain other solemn occasions
There is a custom is to wear white clothing, or more specifically, a white robe-like garment called a kittel, on Yom Kippur. In many communities, the kittel is worn exclusively on Yom Kippur. In some traditions, the custom is to wear white on Rosh Hashana...
Do I evoke a hopelessly expired body whose soul has departed for a better existence, or am I the delighted image of a soaring spirit unencumbered by the burden of corporeal casing? Have I been wrapped in shrouds, or did I don a garment of light?
I recently read that this actually originated with Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century.
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