Kosher Clothing Stores?

Rabbi Eliyahu Schlesinger told Radio Kol Hai the Jerusalem Rabbinate will be providing certificates of ‘kashrut’ to clothing stores in Israel’s holiest city.

The goal of the initiative is to ensure the clothes sold do not contain shatnez – scripturally forbidden ( (Vayikra/Leviticus 19:19) mixtures of wool and linen (linsey-woolsey, linen thread used to sew a woolen garment, for example).

Rabbi Schlesinger said, “The goal is that every Jew coming to buy clothes will ask for a kosher certificate.”

“Just as a [pious] person would not think to enter a restaurant that does not bear a kosher certificate, it is hoped they will also refuse to buy clothes without supervision,” he said.


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