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The black clothes and flat hats correspond to mainstream Satmar Hasidim, whose headquarters are in New York. (Note: just because many Neturei Karta demonstrators dress like mainstream Satmar does not mean that every mainstream Satmar Jew supports Neturei Karta.) The grey, or black-and-white stripe, are worn by some Hassidic sects in and around Jerusalem, ...


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They are called "half shoes" or הלבע שיכען in yiddish (sp?). They are part of standard chasidic "dress" clothing worn with the breeches and knee-socks, regardless of color.


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Today's HalachaText said that clothing should be worn for at least 30 minutes. I asked them for a source and they said this number came from Rav Elyashiv Ztl. שוב מצאתי I was looking for something else in Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen's Laws of the Three Weeks, and found that he quotes Rav YS Elyashiv there as saying a half an hour (page 85); in a footnote he ...


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I got this in an email from a "dailyhalacha" service: During the Nine days (beginning Rosh Chodesh Av) the custom is that one does not wear freshly laundered clothing. Therefore, one should wear all the clothing one will need during the Nine days for a short while (according to many Poskim - 20 minutes), sometime before the start of the Nine ...


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I found this on dinonline.com: it is permitted to dry the laundry in the Nine Days. This is not considered part of the laundry, and is therefore permitted. Ironing the laundry, however, is forbidden, but creases can be pressed out in an unprofessional way. The term "unprofessional way" is vague, and, in my case, I don't really know what types of ...


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The closest is the gemara at the end of taanis where the girls would wear white on tu bi'av trying to get married. There are also two places in the zohar that mentions the brides dress color. In one place he says white. And in one place he says red. But i would not be able to find the maareh mikomos presently, so don't bother asking.


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Nitei Gavriel Nisuin 1 15:1:4 mentions this Minhag in the name of Maharam Mintz, Likutei Maharich and Shulchan Haezer. He mentions that some Chasidim do not wear total white as it is Chukas Hagoyim. Based on this I would say that there is no source in the Torah that requires such. However the fact that a majority of Klal Yisrael does so should make one ...


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Many things we take seriously today had very humble beginnings. From a purely practical perspective, black clothing requires less maintenance. In times before quick, cheap, efficient cleaning1 laundry was a major undertaking, and some outerwear (like hats) didn't like soap and water. Walking around a European city that could politely be described as ...


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See Rabbi Wein's blog The tradition of Jews is to dress modestly. Over the ages and in different communities, this has had varied expressions in the type of clothing worn but in all instances the common denominator of Jewish clothing was that it enhanced modesty of appearance.  Even though Jews in the early Middle Ages wore maroon and brown ...


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Hassidim generally wear three types of shirts: A regular white dress shirt. As above, but with reversed buttoning, i.e. right-over-left. Pocket remains on left side of the chest. Basically identical to women's dress shirts, save for the bust shape. A "rebbishe" shirt with three or four differences from the above: 1. The sleeves have no cuff, but instead ...


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Sefer Avnei Yashfei Chelek 1:217 holds that a tie is considered a beged and if has shatnez its a problem. In Chelek 5:46:3 He writes that a tie is like a malbush in regards to having a Shabbas tie set aside.


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The Remah in O.C. 178:1 gives a general definition of Chukat HaGoyim. There are three kinds of practices that are included in this prohibition: 1) Things that are done for purposes of promiscuity. 2) Things that have no rationale- i.e. superstitions. 3) Practices that have traces of idolatry. It would be difficult to conclude that the Remah would hold ...


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The Ramma in Even Ha'ezer siman 17 siff 5 brings from earlier sources a custom to wear black for mourning. No-one seemed to have a problem with it.


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My own understanding based on the shuir linked below From a kabbalistic perspective colors are associated with different sephirot (aspects of how God relates to the world). Though this is not a literal association, meaning the sephira of Chochma is not white/silver there is an inyan of using physical manifestations to tap into or associate with a ...


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R. Neuwirth in Shemirat Shabbat Kehilchata (16:24) writes that one should not wear ordinary sunglasses in a place where there is no Eruv because they are not considered clothing. However, if the sunglasses are never taken off even indoors (eg. for medical reasons) then they are considered clothing and can be worn even outdoors with no Eruv. In footnote 94 he ...


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don't think it matters either way. glasses are part of your clothing. you don't need an eruv for clothing, only things you are actually carrying. another example... using a shabbos shabbos key belt. no longer carrying because the belt is now part of your clothing



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