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1,163. Shaatnez in Your Lap or on Your Back
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176:6 If a Jew is sewing shaatnez garments for a non-Jew, he may do so in the normal fashion, even though the garments rest in his lap, so long as he doesn’t intend to get any benefit from the garments resting on him. Similarly, those who sell clothes, carrying their wares on their shoulders, are […]
1,162. Shaatnez Mattresses and Blankets
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176:4 Even if ten mattresses are stacked one on the other, if the lowest one is shaatnez, it is prohibited to lie on the top one. 176:5 If a large garment has a shaatnez at one end of it, one may not cover himself even with the other end. This is the case even if […]
1,161. Shaatnez with Hides or Leather
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176:2 Sheep hides that are made into garments may be sewn with linen thread; we are not concerned about the stray strands of wool even though we are using linen thread. Since the wool hairs are not threads, they are not important and they are nullified. 176:3 According to the Rambam, it is Biblically prohibited […]
1,160. Mules, Shaatnez
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175:6  A mule is the offspring of a horse and a donkey, and there are two types: when the father is a horse and the mother a donkey (which we call a hinny in English) and when the mother is a horse and the father a donkey. These are considered separate species, so if one […]
1,159. Tying Different Species Together
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175:4 If a wagon is being pulled by one species, one may not tie an animal of another species to its side or behind it. 175:5 It is prohibited to tie two species together even if one’s intention is only to keep them from running away.  One must be careful not to tie two different […]
1,158. Working Two Species Together
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175:2 We are not permitted to have work done by two different species, such as plowing or pulling a coach. It is forbidden even to lead the animals with one’s voice, i.e., by calling to them, so long as they are harnessed together. Therefore, if a non-Jew has a wagon drawn by two species of […]
1,157. Crossbreeding
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174:3 The mixed species of a vineyard and the mixed species of a field are not prohibited outside of Israel unless one planted two types of grain or two types of vegetable together with the seed of the vineyard (i.e., grapes). 175:1 It is forbidden to crossbreed a male and a female of two different […]
1,156. Grafting
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174:1 Diverse species of trees are included in the prohibition of Leviticus 19:19, “Do not sow your field with different species.”  It is therefore prohibited to graft a tree of one species onto a tree of a different species, such as the branch of an apple tree onto an esrog tree or vice versa. This […]
1,155. When Does Orlah Apply?
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173:3 It makes no difference whether one plants a seed or a branch, or whether one uproots a tree and replants it in another place: the laws of orlah apply to them equally. However, if one grafts a branch onto another tree, or if he makes a furrow in the ground and bends the branch […]
1,154. Orlah and Neta Revai
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173:1 All trees that grow edible fruit have a prohibition against orlah, whether they belong to a Jew or a non-Jew, even if they were grown in pots without holes. This means that for the first three years after planting, it is forbidden to derive benefit from the fruit, seeds and/or skins. The three years […]