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Chassam Soffer in Toras Moshe addresses the discrepancies of the lack of the clothing and the word vayinatzilu. He points to Rashi in Vayishlach 35 2 where the clothing we suspect of being from avoda zara. As such, Hashem couldn't command the Bnei Yisroel to take clothing that had pictures of avoda zara. This would also preclude emptying out all their gold ...


According to this answer from Rabbi Yehoshua Pepper I do not see why one can not switch Shabbos clothing into weekday clothing once he is not wearing it for Shabbos anymore. The issue is to have exclusive clothing for Shabbos, if one makes it into weekday clothing it is not for Shabbos anymore.


Items that are meant to be used for personal use, even if that use is a Mitzvah, are allowed to be used for personal use when the mitzvah is no longer applicable. For instance, although we find that the leftover oil and wicks from Chanuka are not allowed to be used for personal use, shulchan aruch 677 4, we find no such law by leftovers from shabbos lights, ...


First of all, don't roll them up. The Mishnah Berurah and the Levush both write that, based on the language of the Pasuk, it is best to keep the Shel Yad covered. Most button-down shirts have sleeves that can be unbuttoned at the wrist, raised past the bicep, and then brought back down over the Shel-Yad for re-buttoning at the wrist.


Shvilim B'Daiya - page 48 says there is no obligation to tear Kriya for a stepparent. However one may do so if they want to. He does not indicate on which side it should be done, however being that it is not an obligation, I would say it should be done on the right side like a regular Aveil.


I once heard this idea, I believe quoted from R' Moshe Shapiro: Being naked is not something that should be intrinsically shameful. The body, which is the purely physical component of man, is meant to be subservient, and compliment, the spiritual component of man. It is only when the physical is no longer in line with the spiritual mission that it becomes ...


Very simple: Sow on a white piece of cloth to cover up the dark stripes. This is not problematic at all. In fact the corners are likely already reinforced with cotton squares. Just make sure that neither the patch, nor the thread used to sow it on, contain any linen whatsoever.


I sense some confusion on you part. The mitzvah of tzitzit comes from Numbers 15:37-41. The only thing that is "blue" about the tzitzit is one of the threads that hangs from the others knotted on the four corners. I put the word "blue" in quotes because the Hebrew text tells us that the color of the string was to be תְכֵלֶת which is a very specific shade ...


I haven't worn this type of tallit kattan myself. If I recall, the stripes on some of these tallitot are on one side only, or they're not as pronounced on one side. If so, wear it so that the "faded" side faces out; That may help. Otherwise, unless you are specific that you must wear only white shirts, wear a dark one. If you must wear only white, then, the ...

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