Shatnez Alert: Shatnez in “CHALAT”

18 Shevat 5774
January 19, 2014
A wealthy American businessman bought Harav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita, a “Chalat” from a Jewish owned store in Brooklyn, New York.

Harav Kanievsky was assured that “everyone” in New York relies on this store as being shatnez free.

This is a strong message to consumers that buying clothing in a religious neighborhood and/or a frum-owned store does nothing regarding our requirement to have a hashgacha certifying a garment is shatnez free. This is the case regarding stores in Geula, Yerushalayim and elsewhere too.

Some stores have a hashgacha. A store owner’s declaration “don’t worry it fine” is simply meaningless. You must see a shatnez teudah to determine what coverage is provided for the store, if at all.

Is this is not the case, one must check with an authorized shatnez examiner to determine if the garment requires inspection.

To read the entire alert click on the hyperlink to the right.   14 Jan CN Chalat


  • s. ashkenazi
    January 21, 2014 - 10:26 | Permalink

    how about sample checking?
    is that enough to rely upon?

  • January 23, 2014 - 13:06 | Permalink

    If a store owner claims that store was sample checked for shatnez and found to be shatnez free.
    If that is really the case then all the garments should have a shatnez label in them. And the store should have a shatnez teudah claiming responsibility for the kashrus of the store.

    Eliyahu Neiman.

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