Section: Questions Category: Halacha
|Halacha - Ancestry|
|Submitted by anonymous Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
|Question: If one is raised as an Ashkenazi, and his family has been practicing ashkenazi customs for at least 4 generations does he continue to do so if he finds out that he is really of sephardic decent? Thank you.
You should continue following the customs your father and
grandfather observed. The essence of a Minhag is continuing one’s parent’s
practices; as no one can know with certainty what was the “original” Minhag.