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Questions tagged [shaatnez]

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

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Would Mordechai have to check the king's clothing for shatnez?

In Esther 6:11 Mordechai was dressed in the royal clothing. Did Mordechai have to ascertain whether or not the clothes contained shatnez or was he allowed to wear them without checking?
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Shatnez Lab Service

I currently live in an area which does not have a Jewish community, let alone a lab for checking shatnez. Is there a reliable place in which I could send my clothing to check for shatnez?
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Why should a Sefer Torah be obligated in Shaatnez?

Says the Mishnah, Kilayim 9:3: מִטְפְּחוֹת הַיָּדַיִם, מִטְפְּחוֹת הַסְּפָרִים, מִטְפְּחוֹת הַסַּפָּג, אֵין בָּהֶם מִשּׁוּם כִּלְאָיִם. רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר אוֹסֵר. Hand towels, covers for Sifrei ...
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Why would it be okay to wear Shaatnez to avoid being robbed?

The Mishnah in Kilayim 9:2 states: וְלֹא יִלְבַּשׁ כִּלְאַיִם אֲפִלּוּ עַל גַּבֵּי עֲשָׂרָה, אֲפִלּוּ לִגְנֹב אֶת הַמֶּכֶס: One may not wear Shaatnez, even on top of ten layers [of clothes, ...
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Wearing a baseball glove with shatnez?

If a baseball glove has definite shatnez, is one allowed to wear it to play baseball? Is it considered a beged and included in what the Torah meant by beged or "ya'aleh alecha"? Does the fact that the ...
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Looking for good book/sefer on Kilayim of clothing

I'm looking for a few good seforim on Hilchos Kilayim of clothing. I would love a sefer that works through the Shulchan Aruch as well as a sefer that deals with the Halachic issues of kilayim of ...
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Sleeping bags: Tzitzit and Shatnez

Would a sleeping bag need tzitzit because you get inside of it, making it kind of a garment? What about shatnez? Since you get into the sleeping bag like a type of garment, does it need to not be wool ...
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Help! My Uniform has Sha'atnez!

Note: this question is not lema'aseh. If it applies to you, please consult a competent halachic authority. Suppose someone is part of a uniformed service. They are issued a uniform which, when ...
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How frequently should Shatnez laboratories be checked?

Many cities have a laboratory where individuals can take their clothes to check if there is shatnez and if necessary to remove it. Often these laboratories are under the supervision of the local Beis ...
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Can I talk about my business in shul if it is to help another Jew avoid a transgression?

Reuven's job is to check clothing for shaatnez and remove it. Shimon gives Reuven a suit to check. Later they meet in the synagogue. Mishna Berura 151 (1)[2] forbids even mundane talk for one's ...
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Oil paint with wool

Most oil paint is made from linseed oil, which comes from flax, the same plant as linen. While this has no bearing on me, I was wondering whether using linseed oil-based paint on wool clothing would ...
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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 ...
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Does a 3% angora sweater have to be tested for shatnez?

Does a sweater that has 3% angora and all other synthetic fibers have to be checked if it has no appliques?
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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 find ...
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Is there a shatnez concern with cheap unlabeled thread in sewing kits?

I've noticed that cheap mini-sewing kits, which can often be purchased for one dollar or some similarly low amount, often do not specify the type of material used to make the thread. Presumably, the ...
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Can I have a linen lining in a wool jacket?

Pretty straightforward: is it permissible to have a garment in which linen and wool fabrics are both present? Some examples would include the example in the title (linen lining in a wool jacket) and a ...
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Is not having a shaatnez label considered מראית עין‎?

In a personal encounter with a fellow Jew, they pointed out that I did not have a 'shaatnez label' in my suit. Although it is a prevalent custom for shaatnez checkers to sew their label into a checked ...
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Wanted: stories about shaatnez [closed]

My daughter has a school project about shaatnez. One of the requirements is to tell a few stories demonstrating how people were particularly careful about the laws of shaatnez, preferably with ...
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Reputation for non-Sha'atnez?

There are some clothiers that mass-produce their garments. I wonder if there is a) a list of companies that don't use Sha'atnez b) a list of mass-produced garments (such as "Classic Blazer" by Joe ...
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Is a non-Jew reliable for Sha'atnez?

Suppose someone is fabulously wealthy, and they have their own personal tailor who is not Jewish. May this tailor be relied upon not to make anything which contains Sha'atnez? May this tailor be ...
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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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Violating the prohibition of wearing Sha'atnez

When does one become liable for wearing Sha'atnez? Is it merely putting the garment on one's body? Is it when the act of dressing is complete (ie., buttoning the last button, zipping up the zipper, ...
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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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Sha'atnez and small children

I was sent an email today alerting my community that Sha'atnez has been discovered in a line of baby pants. A quick internet search turned up other baby clothing that has been discovered to have Sha'...
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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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What does שעטנז (sha'atnez) mean?

.שעטנז. I'm asking about the literal meaning behind the word, its etymology, etc.
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Why wool and linen?

Shatnez is the prohibition of wearing clothing that contains both wool and linen. I understand that the Torah tells us that the two materials are specfiically wool and linen, which is a perfectly ...
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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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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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Shatnez Carpets

Do carpets and mattresses need to be checked for Shatnez? If not why not especially since lets say I walk barefoot on the carpet and jump on the bed barefoot?
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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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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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What do you have to check for Shatnez?

What do you and what do you not have to check for Shatnez?