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Tzoraas on clothing: the Torah describing which types of clothing?

In the section on negaim on clothing, the first posuk describes various types that get negaim: וְהַבֶּ֕גֶד כִּֽי־יִהְיֶ֥ה ב֖וֹ נֶ֣גַע צָרָ֑עַת בְּבֶ֣גֶד צֶ֔מֶר א֖וֹ בְּבֶ֥גֶד פִּשְׁתִּֽים׃ א֤וֹ ...
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Genesis 3:21, are there different opinion about the "skins" in that verse according to Judaism?

Genesis 3:21 And the LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and He clothed them. I'm curious about the "skin" in that verse. Because (at least to me), it's not clear what ...
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What clothing did Esther send Mordechai

In Megillat Esther (the Book of Esther) 4:4 it says Esther offered Mordechai clothing. My question is, what clothing did she send?
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Are Jews allowed to wear clothing made from dyes from nonkosher animals or bugs?

If a garment is dyed using dye from bugs, is that kosher?
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How did the high priest dress outside the Temple?

We know in detail the clothes of the kohen gadol, which he wore specifically for service in the Temple, which he could not wear outside of it. Did the kohen gadol have specific clothes that he wore ...
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What is the name of this specific religious clothing?

https://images.app.goo.gl/jpzyD7G19SnwTdKx6 Specifically the one with the stripes thats kind of like pajamas/robe
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Does a woman have to dress tzniut in front of other women

According to Halacha, is there a requirement for a woman to dress tzniut around other women (with no men present)? Or, since there are no men around, is she permitted to dress in what would otherwise ...
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Should a woman pick shaatnez or non tzniut clothing?

If a woman is in a position where she only has clothes that are either not tzniut, or contain shaatnez, which should she pick? So basically, she is in a position where she has to wear clothes out, ...
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Shiur for when shaatnez prohibits an item

According to Halacha, what is the minimum shiur (size) of shaatnez in a garment for it to become prohibited to wear? Is it even a single thread, a certain amount of inches, etc.?
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Why Hat Brim Up?

Rav Chaim Kanievsky zt"l would often tell people to wear the brim of their hat up. Why was he makpid, and was this written in any of his seforim?
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What constitutes the region which Lo Yilbash is based on

According to Halacha, Lo Yilbash (the prohibition of cross dressing as the opposite gender), is based on what is customarily considered men’s clothing/women’s clothing in a region (מנהג המדינה). My ...
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Can you buy clothes during the Nine Days, for a job interview during the Nine Days, if you lack any appropriate clothing?

Imagine that an unemployed person suddenly gets a job interview scheduled for two days before Tisha B'Av, but doesn't have something appropriate to wear to the interview. May he/she buy new clothing ...
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Radbaz on cross-dressing

In The Mitzvot: the commandments and their rationale, Rabbi Abraham Chill attributes the following idea to Radbaz (without quoting him verbatim): It is understandable why a man should not dress like ...
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Is there a prohibition for a non-kohen to wear the clothing of a kohen?

Is there any mention of a rule which does not allow a non kohen from wearing the official clothing of a kohen - or kohen gadol?
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Where King Achashverosh got the priestly vestments

Springboarding off a previous question asked here: Where did King Achashverosh get the clothing of the Kohen Gadol? The same can be asked about the utensils from the Beis Hamikdash, which were used ...
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Why do Chabad men look like non-Chassidim in several respects? [closed]

As the comments began, I did two Google image searches. When I searched "Hasidic man," this was the first result. When I searched "Misnagdim," this was the first result. That ...
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Looking for quote from Maimonides on a widow wearing scarlet

I was recently reading up on the account of Tamar and Judah (re' her widowhood and whether she was considered betrothed to Shelah), and I came across a quote from Maimonides in relation to her actions,...
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What is the symbol on R. Haim Huri's clothing?

Hakham Haim Huri (1885 – 1957) was a Tunisian dayan that founded a yeshibhah in Djerba and wrote several books on Torah, Shas, derashoth, responsa, etc. I came across two different photographs of him ...
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Is it OK to dress casually if someone is going on a hike on Chol Hamoed? [closed]

I'm pretty sure there is a thing about still dressing nicely on Chol Hamoed, but what if someone wants to go on a hike? Is it considered bad to dress in shorts and a T-shirt in such a situation? ...
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Is it appropriate to go shirtless in these situations?

I know the question has been asked before, but Im still looking for more info. Other questions and answers focus on the permisability of it. I'm pretty sure it's mutar, but wondering if it's advisable....
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Attire in the men's mikveh

I think the shulchan aruch says that when going down to bath in the river he should cover his erva and when coming up to get dressed he shouldnt (I think) so people don't think he is embarassed of his ...
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Davening in "night clothes"

The lockdowns and subsequent increase in work-from-home families has created a new set of circumstances worth thinking about. It is against halacha to daven in a "sleeping robe" שלאף ראק. ...
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Seeing wedding dress before chuppah

Is it consider bad luck for the chosen to see the kallah’s wedding dress prior to the chuppah?
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Why did velvet become the fabric of choice for kippot in many Orthodox communities? [duplicate]

Kippot come in a variety of fabrics and styles but if you're from specific Orthodox backgrounds, you tend to wear kippot made from velvet fabric. Why did velvet become the norm exactly? Is there a ...
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Yarmulke with fur rim

I came across this picture of a Gur Chasid at his wedding wearing a black yarmulke with a sort of fur rim (not the spodik). Why does the yarmulke/kippah have this fur rim. Is this because he is of ...
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What, if anything, is the minimum amount one must be covered for prayer?

Is there a minimum amount one must be covered for informal prayer? If so, what is the minimum amount one must be covered to be permitted to pray?
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Was there any specific attire for the chazzanim?

I know that today in many Ashkenazi synagogues chazzans wear eight-panel hats (borrowed from Catholic Christianity?) and satin robes. Were there other and earlier types of vestments?
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What do you call casual bekishes (or formal robes) for wearing at home or while learning

I have seen various rabbanim in video clips or in pictures that sometimes wear a type of bekishe that drapes more like a nice robe. This version of the bekishe (if that is even the correct term) seems ...
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Can women bathe or dress in front of other women?

I recently asked if Noah's condemnation of his son seeing his ervah implies that men should hide ervah even from other male relatives: Should men hide ervah from other men according to Bereishith 9? ...
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Should men hide ervah from other men according to Bereishith 9?

I was thinking about Bereishith 9:20-27, where Noah is drunk and becomes uncovered, exposing ervah. Ham sees his father's ervah and tells his brothers, who then cover him without looking in order to ...
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Does the Tanakh ever require a dress code for prayer?

Does the Tanakh teach that a certain minimum dress code is required for prayer? I'm under the impression that the Tanakh doesn't teach such, but that it originates from other sources. If I'm incorrect,...
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What is the earliest [illustration] of the kohen gadol

I've seen various illustrations if the kohen gadol that look like this. Sometimes the hat is wider, tzits has different styles, breastplate different sizes etc. I want to know where the "look&...
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May a gentile look like a Jew?

It seems that Jews ought to be distinguishable from the other nations. There are many accounts, especially from insular communities, of people changing little details in their dress just to be ...
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When to put on Shabbos clothes

Can someone tell me a source which says one is supposed to put on Shabbos clothes no earlier than Mincha Ketanah on Friday? Or is there any source which addresses when to put on Shabbos clothes on ...
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What is the source for Yosef's garment being a "coat of many colors"?

What is the source for Yosef's coat being a "coat of many colors"? Is there a particular commentator that translates פַּסִּים as colorful? Genesis 37:3 וְיִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל אָהַ֤ב אֶת־יוֹסֵף֙ ...
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Why do we check clothing for Shaatnez - isn't it a מיעוט (שאנו מצוי)?

Is it really necessary to check clothing for Shaatnez (the biblically forbidden admixture of wool and linen)? In all my years of shopping (in Jewish and non-Jewish stores, US and worldwide) I have ...
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In Biblical times, did the Israelites ever wear sleeveless tunics?

In Genesis 3:21, G-d clothed Adam and Eve with the kuttoneth (in this case, made with animal skin). Apparently, such was worn in multiple Biblical passages (e.g., Gen. 37:3; Ex. 28:39-40; 2 Sam. 13:18-...
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What areas of the body are ervah according to law?

While custom can further bind what areas of the body need to be covered, when it comes to dress, is there a line that separates clothing that is tzniut from clothing that is not? For example, does ...
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Does Exodus 28:42 suggest that exposing the thighs exposes nakedness?

I asked this on the Hermeneutics Stack Exchange but assume it's fine to ask here as well. Exodus 28:42 reads: "וַעֲשֵׂה לָהֶם מִכְנְסֵי־בָד לְכַסּוֹת בְּשַׂר עֶרְוָה מִמׇּתְנַיִם וְעַד־יְרֵכַיִם ...
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Does Genesis 3 suggest that Adam and Eve's fig-leaf loincloths (v. 7) were unable to cover nakedness, unlike the tunics of skin (v. 21)? [duplicate]

In Genesis 3:6-10, the first recorded effect of Adam and Eve's sin is that they realized they were naked. Because of this, they sewed fig leaves together to make loincloths, but this isn't considered ...
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Black Yerushalmi Kippah?

First, not talking about the Na Nach kippahs (which have different stitching and band). Those come on all kinds of colors. I am wondering who wears a black yerushalmi kippah? Karlin-Stolin, some ...
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Wearing a tie on Tisha B'Av

Is there an issue with wearing a tie on Tisha B'Av? Some Rabbonim who normally wear a tie throughout the week take it off for Tisha B'Av. For instance, see Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff here without a tie ...
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Should one change his clothes after sleeping?

After going to sleep, is one required to change his clothes or is it proper to? How does this differ between sleeping in a bed and sleeping elsewhere (a chair or couch), between taking a short or long ...
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Different ways to tie gartels

I have noticed that there are not only several different gartels but many different ways to tie them. I have always tied mine as I have seen most modern orthodox men tie it, with two loops on the side ...
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What fabric maybe used for Tachrichim?

What fabric may be used for tachrichim (burial shrouds)? This is purely not practical halacha, just discussing this question with a friend.
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Clothed brands that might be used for idol worship

Is wearing clothes that have a tag in the back or in the front considered idolatry if you don’t know if someone might idolize the brand? Should you rip off the tag if you don’t know if someone might ...
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Laundered Pajamas for Shabbos?

The Ohr L'Tzion (2:16:2) writes based on the Shulchan Aruch OC (242:1) that a person should wear clean clothes on Shabbos if the garment directly touches the body and becomes sweaty, but outerwear ...
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Does the prohibition from Devarim 22:11 relate to קַ֔יִן Qayin and הֶ֨בֶל Hevel?

Does the prohibition לֹ֤א תִלְבַּשׁ֙ שַֽׁעַטְנֵ֔ז צֶ֥מֶר וּפִשְׁתִּ֖ים יַחְדָּֽו from Devarim 22:11 relate to קַ֔יִן Qayin and הֶ֨בֶל Hevel? What sources (besides the two provided) validate this ...
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Can Tzara'at appear on Mitzvah apparel?

Was it possible for Tzara'at to appear on Tefillin/Tefillin straps, which theoretically one could argue clothes the person? Or on Tzitzis, or Kohanic garments, like the Tzitz, or other clothing items ...
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What are the names of these karakul hats among the Hasidim?

Hats of two men in the foreground.
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