• January 30, 2023
  • 8 5783, Shevat
  • פרשת בא

Shatnez

Shatnez

The Torah prohibits wearing a garment made of both wool and linen. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores this fascinating mitzvah and what it means for us  practically today.

January 4, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shatnez: Shatnez
Class description

Hello Everyone,

I am writing to welcome you to our two sessions on the Halakhot of Shatnez the Torah’s prohibition of mixing wool and linen in garments ( and in cushions, pillows and mattresses as well in certain circumstances).

Shatnez is one of the Torah’s “חוקים”- mitzvot whose rationale we cannot fully comprehend. In these two sessions I will not discuss the ideas that our sages have suggested as lessons that we may learn from this prohibition. What I do plan to discuss with you are the some of the details of הלכות שעטנז and how they apply in our time.

As always I ask that if you have ideas or suggestions both for these classes and future classes please write to me at fish9999@gmail.com

Thank you

Stuart Fischman

January 11, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shatnez: Shatnez
Class description

Hello Everyone,

Today we will finish our overview of the laws of Shatnez by discussing the question surrounding the shoes made by the Uggs company and then we will examine the question of trying on clothes in a store when there is a possibility that the clothes contain Shatnez.

Thanks to everyone who participated in these classes.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.