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Morrano Converts

BS´D

Good afternoon.

This is my question: A ger, whose lastnames maybe descend (not sure) from those jews who were forced to convert to catholicism during inquisition in spain, is he allowed to adopt ashkenazic minhagim, specially if his rabonim who are guiding him are ashkenazim?

thanks

sincerely yours

Answer:

Yes, he may adopt Ashkenazi minhag.

Sources:

Being that he has no minhag that was passed down to him, and is doubtful if he is even descended from any Jew, he is not bound by any Minhag that may be somewhere in his distant past. In this instance Minhag Hamakom, which means the minhag of his Community, Rabbonim and surroundings, should be followed.

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