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#1 blackmamba



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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:18 PM

if my father is ashkenaz, but is unobservant, to i have to keep ashkenaz minhagim or can i follow sefardi minhagim?

#2 Rabbi Shapiro

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

If you mean your father was unobservant in private but you grew up in a frum home, then regardless of your father's personal indiscretions, your Minhaigm are Ashkenaz. If you are a Baal Teshuva, the Chazon Ish ruled that Baaeli Teshuva should keep the Minhagim of the group that was Mekarev you, such as your Yeshiva, for example.