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 personally wear it, can one buy a Shaatnez garment for another to wear at a special event?

  • Another Jew? No! Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 18:00
  • What about non Jew?
    – Aaron
    Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 18:01

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Shulchan Arukh YD 304 in its entirety says:

כלאי בגדים מותר לעשותם ולקיימם, ואינם אסורים אלא בלבישה.‏
Mixtures of clothing [ie Shaatnez] one may make them and keep them, and they are only forbidden to be worn.

So benefit is permitted. That said, 303:2 says:

אסור להלביש את חבירו כלאים.‏
It is forbidden to dress his friend with [Shaatnez].

So don't go giving it to other Jews to wear.


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