kitel, kitl, kittle
- hite robe that is worn by religious Jews on Yom Kippur, when leading High Holiday services, when leading a Passover seder, by grooms at weddings, and as a burial shroud
- "The chosson wears a white kittel to the chuppah. Some say the reason is because white resembles the day of death and it will cause the chosson to do teshuva." (http://www.vosizneias.com/57505/2010/06/10/new-york-halachically-speaking-badeken-preparing-for-the-chuppah-ashes-on-forehead-emptying-pockets-and-untying-knotse2808f/)
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Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
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