Question:

About a year ago I walked into a Chabad house, with no intention to become a Lubavitcher, but to become more observant. Ever since then I got Chabad tefillin a few months a ago and was davening Nusach HaAri until I heard a shiur about family minhagim and how they are more important according to some poskim to follow, in the case of a baal teshuva, than the minhagim that were adopted when becoming religious. A month ago, I switched to a different shul that davens nusach Ashkenaz and have been doing that since, however I still wear Chabad tefillin everyday. Is it halachically allowed for me to switch from Nusach HaAri, if my father, who is not religious except for davening, he davens 3 times a day from an Ashkenazi siddur, to Nusach Ashkenaz? And am I allowed to switch my tefillin to regular Beis Yosef Ashkenaz tefillin?

Answer:

You may do whichever option you prefer. If you want to keep the nusach Ari you may, and if you prefer switching you may do that also.

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