Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mitzvah #256 - Men cross-dressing

Men are forbidden to wear clothing or jewelry that is specifically for women.

This Halacha is location-specific; the norm of the place you are in, defines what is feminine.

Included in this prohibition is grooming like women; to look younger than one's age. This includes removing or dyeing white hair from one's beard or head.

Applies to men, everywhere, always.

Verse: "...and men should not wear women's clothing" (Devarim 22:5)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 179

- Danny
Wednesday, 19 Marcheshvan 5771

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