A kittel may also be worn at a Passover seder, under the chuppah (wedding canopy) at a wedding, during the recitation of Tefillat Geshem (Prayer for Rain) on Shemini Atzeret, and during Tefillat Tal (Prayer for Dew) on Passover. Some people are also buried in their kittels.
Pronounced: KITT-ul, Origin: Yiddish, a white robe that men and some women wear during High Holiday services. White represents the purity we hope to achieve through our prayers on these holy days.
Pronounced: roshe hah-SHAH-nah, also roshe ha-shah-NAH, Origin: Hebrew, the Jewish new year.
Pronounced: yohm KIPP-er, also yohm kee-PORE, Origin: Hebrew, The Day of Atonement, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar and, with Rosh Hashanah, one of the High Holidays.