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Is cashmere the same as wool with regards to shatnez?

  

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Rabbi Mendy Chitrik: Hi! How may I be of assistance?

AJ: does the prohibition against wearing wool and linen together mean that we can't wear any plant and animal fibers together

AJ: or is that literal?

Rabbi Mendy Chitrik: no. just linen and wool are forbidden.

AJ: so cashmere or cotton together with linen is okay?

Rabbi Mendy Chitrik: yes that would be fine.

Rabbi Mendy Chitrik: cashmere is the product of a goat, wool is from sheep

AJ: thanks so much!

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