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What is the purpose of the uniquely Chassidic attire?

Question: What is the origin of Hasidic attire? I recently read a book that simply wrote Hasidic garb off as a remnant of ghetto life in Europe but...

Is it permissible according to Jewish Law for men to dye their hair?

No, as this falls under the prohibition of “a man shall not wear a woman's clothing” (Deuteronomy 22:5). The Talmud (Shabbat 94b) gives the...

Does a rented suit need to be "shatnez checked"?

Rabbi Yrachmiel Tilles: Shalom-Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment. You can start typing your question if you like. Barbi: does a rented suit for a...

Is cashmere the same as wool with regards to shatnez?

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...

Is it kosher to wear a pig-skin coat?

The laws of Kosher apply only to eating. There is no problem with wearing (or using) an item which comes from any non-Kosher animal. The only non-kosher...

Is permanent make-up considered like a tattoo?

Rabbi Latowicz: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...Tzippy: Would permanent make-up of any kind be considered like getting a tattoo [according to...

Shatnez checking

Chana Weisberg: Welcome to Askmoses. How can I help you? Peninah: Hi Peninah: If my skirt says it's 96% wool1 and 4% other materials, do I have to be...

What is shatnez?

"You shall not sow your field with a mixture of seeds, and a garment which has a mixture of shatnez shall not come upon you."1 "You shall...

What kind of clothes did the Jews wear in Egypt?

Well, first of all, it’s important to note what the Midrash says on the subject: amongst the things that kept the Jews from losing...

Why do many religious Jews dress only in black?

They don't. While halachah emphasizes the qualities of the color black, and indeed, many Chassidic groups literally wear only black (and white),...