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Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 298:1 אין אסור משום כלאים, אלא צמר רחלים ואילים עם פשתן. אבל צמר גמלים וצמר ארנבים ונוצה של עזים וכל שאר מינים, מותרים בפשתן. The only thing forbidden because of Shaatnez is sheep and ram wool with linen; camel wool, rabbit wool, goat hair, or other similar items are permitted with linen. The rule that only sheep and ram wool ...


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Per Shatnez Testers of America and Chabad.org no. When we speak of wool, we are only referring to wool obtained from sheep or lambs. Other materials, such as camel's hair, mohair, angora, cashmere or alpaca wool, present no shatnez problems.


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In Kilayim 9:5, the Mishnah states that a merchant who sells clothing is allowed to pile on himself the shaatnez he is selling as long as he does not intend to benefit from it. The Gemara (Bava Kama 113b) explains that this Mishnah is in disagreement with the Mishnah cited in the question, about whether davar she'eino mitkaven--an unintended outcome--is ...


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This issue is a dispute of Rishonim. The Rash to Kilayim 9:1 says the wool and linen must touch to be prohibited. The Rambam (Kilayim 10:3) holds even if they are not touching, as long as they are in the same garment it is shatnez. תפר בגד של צמר בשל פשתן, אפילו תפרן במשי, או שתפר בגד צמר בחוטי פשתים, או בגד פשתים בחוטי צמר, או קשר חוט צמר בחוטי פשתן או ...


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Rav Aaron Abadi writes: "Don't listen to the rumors. There is no need to check for Shaatnez on any article of clothing unless you're sure there's shaatnez in there. For all those who need to know.... Shaatnez according to some Rishonim requires "Shua, Tavi, and Nuz all together." We don't have that today. So according to those Rishonim, today's Shaatnez is ...


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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]. ...


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Since the question is not lima'aseh, I'll give an answer that is not lima'aseh. Not every placing of clothing upon one's body is called wearing clothes and in some situations will actually be allowed. See Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De'ah siman 301 siff 6 with Shach #8 at length where he discusses in depth various situations and laws in that siman with the ...


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Bartenura explains as follows. Hand towels because at times they are used to warm the hands. Covers for Sifrei Torah are at times put on the lap to warm a person. Bath towels as at times he may see his rabbi and cover himself with it. Thus the Sefer Torah itself is not obligated in Shaatnez, however Rabbi Eliezer holds the cover should not be made from ...


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The issue is not if something is considered a Beged, but if the Shatnez in it is an issue. If one gets any benefit from the Shatnez (e.g. it keeps one warm) then it's forbidden to wear, sit on and even lean on. Some of these prohibitions are Rabbinic, others are Torah prohibitions. For example, leather covered cushions stuffed with possible Shatnez. The ...


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Read the section in Shimushah Shel Torah dealing with it. (It's illustrated.)


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The 100% in 100% polyester and 100% silk suits refers to the visible part of the suit. Underneath that is an entire world of stuffing, reinforcement and other junk. The easiest place to see some of these is under the lapel; under the felt is something stiff, and it's not silk/polyester. These hidden parts are made from whatever material the factory can buy ...


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According to AFTA Shatnez Testing Center in Chicago, one cannot rely on Hazakah or Rov or anything like that. They say that ALL men's, women's, and children's clothing that list wool or linen should be tested. ALL jackets and coats should be tested even if wool or linen is not listed If contents list "Other Fiber" or "O.F." beware and have the garment ...


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Yad Malachi states in the name of the pri chadash, Yorah De'ah siman 87 sk 7 that we don't make up new concerns of maris ayin beyond what is in the Gemara.


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Although the other answers mentioned that cashmere may be mixed with linen as it comes from the Kashmir goat, practically this is not true. That is because cashmere by itself is a very expensive material. Each goat can only produce about 4 ounces of fibers a year and it is estimated that fleece from 4 to 6 animals would be needed for a sweater. Because of ...


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Aish says Shatnez is forbidden when it is worn as a normal garment -- i.e. to protect from the cold, rain and heat. It is therefore permitted to try on a new outfit for size, even though it may contain shatnez Wikipedia says, “Shatnez is prohibited only when worn as an ordinary garment, for the protection or benefit of the body,[12] or for ...


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Well to address the Tzitzis questions the Mechaber writes in Orach Chayim (18:2) (Sources provided from Sefaria) סְדִינִים, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁאָדָם יָשֵׁן בָּהֶם בַּבֹּקֶר, אֵין מְטִילִים בָּהֶם צִיצִית. Bedsheets, even though one sleeps in them in the morning, should not have tzitzis attached. The Magen Avraham (see over there) brings down that there ...


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Since the label is sewn into the inside of the suit, how would anyone know that it is not there? I normally staple it into the inside of the suit so that I will remember that I have had it checked. If it is not there, you might get it confused with a different suit that you need to check. Marit Ayin is a matter of how something appears to people walking by ...


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If we are talking about talking during davening, you can't. As to talking business in schul not during davening, it would tend to be forbidden. However, the Ben ish chai writes that if one is a sefarim seller, he may do business in the schul as the schul is the natural gathering place of people who study torah. A shatnez checker is in a similar situation.


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According to Rabbi Harari of the Midwood Shatnez Laboratory these hats are a wool poly blend made in China with no fear of linen being used. They are fine to wear.


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The Flatbush Shatnez Center can be contacted at 718-382-5689. You can ship your garments to them and they will ship it back to you. You should call them first as they will guide you as to which articles of clothing need to be sent. Certain clothing may not need to be inspected and certain brands they can tell you from experience that it does not require ...


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The laws of kilae begadim are taught in the 9nth chapter of masechet kilayim. First the Mishna says that the prohibition is only on wearing as the verse clearly says. (Kilayim 9.2) הכרים והכסתות אין בהם משום כלאים, ובלבד שלא יהיה בשרו נוגע בהן ‏ Pillows and blankets are included. The Rash explains, according to Gemara Yoma 69a, that from the verses ...


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There is an organization in Lakewood New Jersey that gives a week-long training every once in a while. It is called NCSTAR, WWW.SHATNEZ.N3.NET I know people from other states that arranged to stay in Lakewood for the week and get trained. Their contact info is: (732) 364-7056 SHATNEZHEDQTRS@YESHIVANET.COM You can read a short article about them here.


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The kohanim do not have a blanket exemption from shatnez. (Rashi on Arachin 3b makes a point of this.) They are only allowed to wear shatnez in fulfillment of mitzva to wear bigdei kehunah. The mitzva of Yom Kippur is for the clothing of the kohen gadol to be made of pure linen. So the exception to shatnez in other cases is irrelevant. The reason given for ...


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Would a sleeping bag (th warm weather ones) need tzitzit because you get inside of it, making it kind of a garment? A sleeping of this type of sleeping bad has no four corners. warm weather sleeping bag Despite the rectangular aspect it is as a flattened cylinder (despite the possibility to open it with the zipper, the use is when the zipper is closed). ...


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Angora, rabbit fur, is not included in the type of wool to which the laws of shatnez apply. See Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah siman 298 siff one. And just for next time, camel hair and cashmere are also completely absolved from any Shatnez worries, even on a rabbinic level.


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According to Jerusalem Kosher News Shatnez guide - page 6 at the bottom normal sewing machine thread can not be linen, however button thread, upholstery thread, and thread that appears a bit thicker than normal sewing machine thread may be linen. I draw the following conclusion from this. If it is not thicker than usual there is no concern.


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I read a very nice answer to this question today in the OU Israel Torah Tidbits (1172 p. 9) from Phil Chernofsky Wool is the chief fiber from the animal kingdom. Flax is (or at least was) the chief fiber from the plant kingdom. Garments are the chief use of fibers. If so, we can say that one of the manifestations of human dominance over nature is ...


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No, my mother works in the suit industry, and she asked our community rabbi this exact question. He said that as long as it is in the same garment it is impermissible; it does not need to be sewn together. I do not know the sources he used to answer her.


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I have, several times, called a shaatnez lab (the so-called "Mikdash Melech" one in Midwood, though I think it no longer has any connection with Mikdash Melech), asked about a certain article of clothing whether it has shaatnez, and was told that there is a chazaka (reliable status quo, in this case based on the manufacturer and place of origin) that it does ...


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