(Closed) Wearing red on Rosh Hashana?

posted 4 years ago in Jewish
Post # 4
11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@princesslettuce14:  You’ll be fine in a reform household with that on!

Post # 6
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@princesslettuce14:  It’s probably too late, and yes FI got mad once when I wore a red trench coat jacket over a black dress to a funeral so I get your question– but your description of cocktail dress makes me question what the dress looks like.  I think the color is generally fine, depending on how bright it is, but usually people wear work-type clothing to synagogue, not really skin-baring clothing.  Is it just a meal and not actually rosh hashanah services?  In that case it really depends on how people dress- my cousins usually change into jeans and wear that to rosh hashanah meals.  I think sweater dresses, sheath dresses, skirt and top, that’s what I see people wearing to services. 

Post # 7
8169 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i know it is too late now, but a cocktail dress of any color to rosh hashanah dinner sounds way over dressed to me.

i never heard of not wearing a certain color.  on yom kippur you are not supposed to wear leather.  you will see many people in canvas shoes like keds.  but most of my shoes are leather, and i wear what is comfortable and goes with what i decide to wear.  if it is chilly, plenty of people arrive in shul wearing leather jackets.  i belong to a conservative shul.

since he is reform, you can practically do anything.


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