Wool and Linen: Wearing Separate Garments


Does the prohibition against shatnez include only single garments containing wool and linen? Or does it apply to wool and linen worn in separate garments simultaneously? For example, what are the laws pertaining to wearing a linen shirt with wool pants, or a linen hat and woolen socks?



  1. So long as the wool and the linen are not attached to each other in a permanent way, there is no prohibition against wearing them at the same time. This means, as in your example, a linen shirt and woolen trousers can be worn together. Of course, a linen shirt must be tested before it is worn to ensure that there is no wool whatsoever in it.

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