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Questions about the halachos and customs of clothing.

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I have been told by some friends of Scottish ancestry that a proper kilt is not sewn closed in the form in which it is worn, rather it is a single long piece of fabric which is held in place with a be …
asked Dec 1 '15 by Noach MiFrankfurt
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In the book מנהגים דק"ק וורמיישא, one of the first simonim notes that the rov and chazzan in Worms should wear a Seidenmantel (He: מעיל משי), which the notes explain was rabbinical garb in those days. …
asked Oct 18 '18 by Noach MiFrankfurt
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We see here and here questions about wearing a black hat. However, why is the hat black? Is there some sort of kedushah to wearing a black Stetson or Borsalino which is lost in other colours? Or is th …
asked Jul 20 '14 by Noach MiFrankfurt
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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 …
asked Aug 15 '14 by Noach MiFrankfurt
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A keffiyeh is a rectangular piece of fabric traditionally worn by members of the Edot haMizrach and Arabs. However, none of the photos I've seen of B'nei Edot haMizrach and Teimanim wearing these garm …
asked Jan 11 '16 by Noach MiFrankfurt
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I try to wear a jacket while davening, which is usually not problematic during Minchah and Ma'ariv or Shabbat and Yom Tov. However, during Shacharit, it becomes somewhat difficult, as I try to wear my …
asked Apr 20 '16 by Noach MiFrankfurt
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I read on Machon Moreshes Ashkenaz's forums Wedding Minhagim that it is the German custom not to wear a kittel or sargenes under the chuppah. I know that it is worn on Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur, a …
asked Mar 24 '14 by Noach MiFrankfurt
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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 checke …
asked Aug 10 '16 by Noach MiFrankfurt
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coats or jackets, the Yerushalmim wear more colourful clothing: a blue-and-white striped kaftan on weekdays and a gold-and-blue one on Shabbat.* What is the origin of the Yerushalmi kaftan and why is …
asked Sep 10 '15 by Noach MiFrankfurt
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This is fairly simple: Growing up in the US, the only white robes available for wearing during Rosh haShannah and Yom Kippur are standard kittels. I have heard that the kittel worn in Germany prior t …
asked Oct 19 '16 by Noach MiFrankfurt