Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mitzvah #258 - Kosher clothes

It's forbidden to wear clothes that include both linen and wool from sheep. This mixture is called Sha'atnez.

Even if the wool and linen are tied to opposite ends of a clothing item, it is forbidden to wear the item.

One may not cover oneself with Sha'atnez; woolen blankets may not have linen threads or labels.

Even if the Sha'atnez item is not directly on one's skin it's forbidden; even if one is sleeping under a huge pile of blankets, the top one cannot contain Sha'atnez.

By Rabbinic decree it's also forbidden to sit on Sha'atnez.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Verse: "Do not wear Sha'atnez; wool and linen together." (Devarim 22:11)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 181

- Danny
Sunday, 23 Marcheshvan 5771

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