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Kohen Godol Shatnez

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#1 FS613

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:22 AM

L'Chvod Rabbi Shapiro, Shlita:

 

I believe that one of the Bigodim of the Kohen Godol was a mixture of Shatnez.

 

Why was he allowed to wear it, if wearing Shatnez is forbidden?

 

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#2 taon

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

The torah gave exceptions to the rule, the other exception being tzitzis. Why these are exceptions depends on the reason for the prohibition. I've seen that the Kohen Gadol wears shatnez because he is getting atonement for the sins it represents.