Tuesday, January 9, 2018

No wool for those who Daven Nusach Sefard

לז"נ האי גברא רבה איש החסד והמעש
 ר' יהושע חזקיהו  ב"ר אברהם זצ"ל*

יום השנה כ"ב טבת 
                                                       Nusach Sefard doesn't tolerate wool clothing

Shu”t  Chasam Sofer  (O.Ch. 15b-16 ) The Shoel asks the Chasam Sofer, "Are people who wear woolen clothing,  allowed to serve as a Shliach Tzibur. They should not be allowed to serve as a Shliach Tzibur because Nusach Sefard doesn’t tolerate people who wear woolen clothing. People who do so are not worthy to daven Nusach Sefard".

 In Teshuvah # 15  the Ch. S. seems to ridicule this statement. He claims, even if the chumra comes from not wanting to be nichshal in Shatnez, it doesn’t make sense to differentiate between Nusach Ashkenaz and Nusach Sefard.

In Teshuva # 16, after being informed that it was the Yismach Moshe who holds to be Machmir ( to disallow a Shliach Tzibbur to wear wool) he treats the Shaila, more seriously, but still strongly opposes this Chumra.

His main argument is, there shouldn’t make a difference between Nusach Sfard or Nusach Ashkenaz.
Most Chasidic Rebbes and many Chasidim wear silk/polyester   Bekeshes for this reason.

Perhaps the origin of this statement started when some Gadol remarked re our Sephardic brethren who reside in warm climate countries. “Since they generally don’t wear woolen clothing they have an advantage of not being nichshal in Shatnez and 
therefore theirTefilos are always accepted."

They can’t tolerate woolen clothes, not because of they Daven Nusach Sefard but because they are Sephardim living in warm climate countries.
Chasidim realized the advantage our Sephardic brothers have, of not being Nichshal in Shatnez so they too stopped wearing woolen clothing.

Hence the statement, "Nusach Sfard doesn't tolerate woolen clothing."

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