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Wool and Linen—Shatnez

Practical Parshah—Tetzaveh

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Wool and Linen—Shatnez: Practical Parshah—Tetzaveh

The priestly garments were allowed to contain an admixture of wool and linen that is normally forbidden. Why is this? And why is it normally prohibited?
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jrmy Briggsdale, colorado March 8, 2011

pesach sheni if the positive commandment overrides the negative commandment (which makes sense to me), then why the pesach sheni? Reply

Anonymous Davison, MI/USA March 5, 2011

Wool & Linen Thank you so much for this teaching. I never understood this prohibition before. Reply

binh tran fremont, ca February 12, 2011

Wow! B Thanks Rabbi M. Kaplan like others had said it, it's simply the best yet. this teachings very detail, Rabbi Kaplan, in regards of mixture food, since there's GMO food today all over the super market and the producer doesn't label these food, do I break the Mitzvah when I eat it? Thank you again for all the great weekly teachings. Reply

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Rav Kaplan/Tetzaveh Once again, Rav Kaplan shows us all what a wonderful shaliach of the Rebbe he truly is. Thank you Rav! again and again. Reply

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Anonymous Metairie, La February 9, 2011

Shatnez Thank you. You taught me a tremendous amount. Reply

Moshe Schick Elad, Israel February 9, 2011

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suzi orlando, fl February 8, 2011

WOOL AND LINEN As always I enjoy the explanations, the story telling, and the manner in which they are delivered. There is always kindness and laughter when Rabbi Kaplan teaches a class. His explanations are beautiful in
their simplicity, as well as their complex origins.

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Anonymous February 8, 2011

Fascinating. Thank you for this 'practical parshah' lesson Reply

Each week, Rabbi Mendel Kaplan will delve into that week's Torah reading to bring out a practical lesson for life and explain the Biblical sources for the customs, laws, practices and ethics of our people.
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