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Mishpacha Junior Speaks to a Shatnez Tester

C S Teitelbaum

Winter is here! Foggy morning scenes are visible from behind frosty windowpanes. Out come the fur hats and scarves ’n mittens so that crunching through those icy leaves will be a fun and cosy adventure. Just before we wrap ourselves in those woolies, let’s delve into an important subject about wool: the mitzvah of shatnez. Mishpacha Junior takes a peek behind the microscopic lens to bring you the all-important facts about this special mitzvah.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MJ: What made you, a busy mother, decide to do this job?

Mrs. S.: Someone approached my husband to ask if he would like to head the Satmar Shatnez Lab in London. He declined because he was newly committed to another job. It dawned on us that perhaps a woman could do it. We asked rabbanim and were told it was no problem, in fact there was even a training course in America especially for women by women, offered by the Worldwide Shatnez Association, headed by shatnez expert Rabbi Yossef Sayag, shlita, of Lakewood.

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