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Shatnez (Prohibition against mixing wool and linen in garments)

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Shatnez (Prohibition against mixing wool and linen in garments): a mixture of wool and linen forbidden by the Torah
Parshat Kedoshim
The reason for this prohibition is not clear. As the verse says: “You shall observe My statutes . . .” This means that this mitzvah is a “chok”—a divine statute that defies (full) comprehension.
Kosherwear!
You’ve heard of kosher food, but what about kosher clothes? Just like it is forbidden to eat a mixture of milk and meat, so too the Torah prohibits wearing a mixture of wool and linen. It’s called shatnez.
Of all the ancient laws and customs of the Jews, one of the most mysterious is that of the law forbidding shaatnez.
Abel rejoiced for the Jews, and thus offered a sheep to resemble the paschal lamb. Cain identified with Egypt, and thus offered produce.
Because these two opposite aspects became joined together, no benefit came to the world.
Because these two opposite aspects became joined together, no benefit came to the world.
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?
This class explains different kabbalistic insights for the mitzvah of shatnez; the prohibition to wear garments made with both wool and linen.
Mixing Wool and Linen
Shatnez is the prohibition of wearing garments mixed with wool and linen. Join us as we take an up-close look at how to check materials to ensure they’re free of shatnez.
It is biblically forbidden Leviticus 19:19. to wear shatnez (mixture of wool and linen) even temporarily, and even if the garment does not belong to you. You should have your rented tuxedo checked for shatnez even if you will only be wearing it once. Clic...
Kedoshim
Isn’t marriage between man and woman a violation of the laws of kilayim, which prohibit the intermixing of divergent species?
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