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I am not sure what translation you are using, but the best thing to do is to go back to the hebrew.
the text is very specific about wool and linen. Can you mix other materials used for clothing together worn back then? Yes, cotton, leather, etc... just not wool and linen?
Why not blend wool and linen? you can drash this out all you want. Maybe it creates a fabric that would not breathe...
>I like my socks with elastic, and my sweats pants with elastic...
That looks like the real reason for your interpretation. You are afraid to go without elastic in your garments. With good wool socks, you don't need elastic; they are comfortable anyway. As for sweat pants, those are generally made of blended fabric anyway. But having a specific elastic fabric sewn onto the waist of the pants is not forbidden. It is a union of two distinct fabrics, but not a mingling of them. It is like wearing a linen shirt and a woollen overcoat. Not forbidden.
Since you are on Leviticus 19, we were just wondering how you interpret verse 27,
'Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.'
Peace M & S
Hi ,The answer to this is so exciting...Linen and wool have frequencies that are good for us this article tells you more .http://www.fabrics-store.com/blog/2009/05/20/linen-the-preferred-fa... for some more info see Paul Nison at Torah Life Ministries .
linen has a 5000 freq and wool also if you mix the two together they cancel each out .Just goes to show that the laws are ther to protect us BARUCH HASHEM.