Category Archives: Shatnez

A Review of the Basic Laws of Shatnez

2 Rosh Chodesh Elul 5773 August 7, 2013 The Basic Halachos of Shatnez by Rabbi Eliyahu Neiman The Basic Prohibition Shatnez is a prohibition from the Torah. It is a Mitzvas Lo Saseh (negative commandment) meaning you fulfill this obligation by refraining from doing an action. (In this case it is refraining from wearing, or read more »

Elul, A Time for Introspection

  2 Rosh Chodesh Elul 5773 August 7, 2013 JKN is pleased to welcome back Rabbi Eliyahu Neiman, our shatnez expert, one involved in the field for many years. Following is an article written by Rabbi Neiman to heighten our awareness regarding this important mitzvah, which represents a different aspect of kashrus. Elul is a read more »

Garments Which Should be Checked for Shatnez

27 Shevat 5772 February 20, 2012 The shatnez lab has published a list, in Tishrei 5772, listing garments which they recommend for shatnez testing. To read the entire article, please click on the following hyperlink – 11-oct-consumer-notice-tishrei-5772 To contact Rabbi Eliyahu Neiman directly, email jerusalemshatneznews@live.com

Shatnez in Suits Manufactured in China

27 Shevat 5772 February 20, 2012 Without a doubt, most suits made today originate in China. Two brands of suits have linen reinforcements in unusual locations. To read the entire article, please click on the following hyperlink – 11-sept-ca-china_docx To contact Rabbi Eliyahu Neiman directly, email jerusalemshatneznews@live.com

Zara Kids Children’s Coat

27 Shevat 5772 February 20, 2012 A Zara Kids children’s winter coat contains shatnez. The coat is manufactured in Bulgaria. To read the entire article, please click on the following hyperlink – 11-oct-zara-kids-4 To contact Rabbi Eliyahu Neiman directly, email jerusalemshatneznews@live.com

Men’s French Connection Coat

27 Shevat 5772 February 20, 2012 A French Connection (Poland) men’s coat was brought to the Flatbush shatnez laboratory for testing. The consumer did not read the label. To read the entire article, please click on the following hyperlink – 11-dec-ca-coats_docx To contact Rabbi Eliyahu Neiman directly, email jerusalemshatneznews@live.com

Why do wool Sweaters need to be tested?

10 Shevat 5772 February 3, 2012 Linen threads are used on occasion in the seams of sweaters. The linen threads are sometimes easily removed and the sweater is then non shatnez. A 100% Lambs Wool Polo by Ralph Lauren lady’s sweater (Hong Kong) was found to contain a red linen thread in its seam (as seen read more »

Shatnez in Anthropologie Skirt

6 Shevat 5772 January 30, 2012 An Eva Franco-Anthropologie (USA) skirt, shown in the picture, was brought to the Lakewood Shatnez Laboratory. It was listed as 55% cotton and 45% linen. To read the entire article, please click on the following hyperlink – 11-nov-ca-skirt_docx To contact Rabbi Eliyahu Neiman directly, email jerusalemshatneznews@live.com I am aware read more »

Escada Dress

6 Shevat 5772 January 30, 2012 This is a wool dress that is simply full of shatnez. To read the entire article, please click on the following hyperlink – 11-dec-ca-escada-dress To contact Rabbi Eliyahu Neiman directly, email jerusalemshatneznews@live.com I am aware some of these alerts are weeks old but I am also aware that for read more »

Zara Kids Boys Vest

6 Shevat 5772 January 30, 2012 A Zara Kids (China) vest was tested at the Lakewood Shatnez laboratory. The content label listed: Outer shell: 63% Polyester, 30% Wool, 5% Rayon, 2% Acrylic Lining: 100% Cotton. To read the entire article, please click on the following hyperlink 11-nov-ca-zara-boys-vest_docx To contact Rabbi Eliyahu Neiman directly, email jerusalemshatneznews@live.com read more »