A mixture of wool and linen, forbidden by Biblical law.

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What do you have to check for Shatnez?

What do you and what do you not have to check for Shatnez?
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Trying on potential Shatnez clothing

How can one try on clothing before checking, if it might contain Shatnez?
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How to check your own Shaatnez

Is there a guide or a maybe a video on how to check your own clothes for Shaatnez? Does anyone here know? If so, can you explain?
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Trying on Shatnez

If I know a suit is Shatnez Like all Hugo Boss suits or the Russian Hats bought in Russia (usually Uman or Lizensk) can I try them on as I know i will remove the Shatnez later and does being Sephardi ...
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Esrog flax on woolen clothes

I haven't seen it in a few years, but esrogim used to come wrapped in flax. Or, at least, a yellowish, brownish, hairy substance people called "flax", which leads us to my first question: Was it ...
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Check cashmere for Shatnez?

Is one required to check cashmere clothing for shatnez? Cashmere is a kind of wool that does not come from sheep.
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Is there a concern of Shaatnez with New Era hats?

According to this link http://shatnez.n3.net Caps/Hats: Requires testing when fabric is wool, tweed, or linen-look. Genuine wool "Kangol" caps do not need testing. The only other link I could ...
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100% Polyester or Silk suits requiring checking

According to the Shaatnez testers of America Suits and Sport jackets, (Men's/Boy's): Require testing even 100% polyester and 100% silk suits. Why so? Isn't there a simple Sefek Sefeka? Safek if ...
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Why is one permitted to ignore the prohibition of shatnez when it comes to tzitzis?

Why is shatnez (a garment made of a mixture of wool and linen, which is forbidden) muter (permissible) by tzitzis?
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Can one derive benefit from Shaatnez?

There are many halakhoth that say you can't eat meat and dairy, nor prepare it, nor sell it/derive benefit from it. Does the same apply to Shaatnez? As a more specific example, if one does not ...