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==Getting dressed==
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The following halachot related to halachot of getting dressed and clothing. See also [[Modesty]] and [[Getting Dressed on Shabbat]].
# It’s important to keep a level of modesty all the time even at night. <Ref>Mishna Brurah 2:1 writes that a standard of modesty is needed at all times since Hashem’s presence fills the entire world always. </ref> Therefore, one shouldn’t reveal areas that are usually covered even when getting dressed, unless it’s necessary. <ref> S”A 2:1 writes that one should get dressed while under the blanket and not get up and then get dressed. Mishna Brurah 2:1 writes that this idea applies in general that one shouldn’t reveal the areas usually covered unless it’s necessary. Iggerot Moshe YD 3:47:3 says that if this would cause a person discomfort he wouldn't need to do this. </ref>
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==Getting Dressed==
# One should cover his head before getting dressed because the head is the most important part of the body and we want to show it the proper respect. <ref> Ben Ish Chai Vayishlach Halacha 17 </ref>
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# It is important to maintain a level of modesty at all times even at night. <Ref>Mishna Brurah 2:1 writes that a standard of modesty is needed at all times since Hashem’s presence fills the entire world always. </ref> Therefore, one should not reveal areas that are usually covered even when getting dressed, unless it is necessary.<ref> Shulchan Aruch 2:1 writes that one should get dressed while under the blanket and not get up and then get dressed. Mishna Brurah 2:1 writes that this idea applies in general that one should not reveal the areas usually covered unless it is necessary. Iggerot Moshe YD 3:47:3 says that if this would cause a person discomfort they would not need to do this. </ref>
# A talmid chacham should make sure that his clothes are in accordance with his importance and that he should be neat and clean and that his clothing is not torn or stained. <ref> Rambam Hilchot Deiot 5:9 </ref>
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# One should cover one's head before getting dressed because the head is the most important part of the body and we want to show it the appropriate amount of respect.<ref> Ben Ish Chai Vayishlach Halacha 17 </ref>
# One should be careful not to put on two articles of clothing at once. <ref> Kaf Hachayim 2:6 quoting the Arizal because this can can one to forget to his torah. </ref>
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# A talmid chacham should make sure that his clothes are in accordance with his importance and to be neat and clean and make sure his clothing is not torn or stained.<ref> Rambam Hilchot Deiot 5:9 </ref>
# One should not wear his clothing inside-out, as this can also cause one to forget his torah. <ref> Shulchan Aruch 2:3 </ref>
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# One should be careful not to put on two articles of clothing at once.<ref> Kaf Hachayim 2:6 quoting the Arizal because this can cause one to forget one's Torah. </ref>
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# One should not wear one's clothing inside-out, as this can also cause one to forget one's Torah.<ref> Shulchan Aruch 2:3 </ref>
  
 
==Shoes==
 
==Shoes==
# One should put the right shoe before his left shoe <ref> Shulchan Aruch 2:4 </ref> However, he should tie the left shoelaces before the right ones. <ref> Halacha Berura 2:6 </ref> # Women should also tie the left shoe first. <ref> Laws of Daily Living by Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen page 52 </ref>
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# One should put on one's right shoe before one's left shoe <ref> Gemara Shabbat 61a, Shulchan Aruch 2:4 </ref> However, one should tie the left shoelaces before the right ones.<ref> Tosfot Shabbat 61a s.v. davad, Halacha Brurah 2:6 </ref> Regarding a lefty see [[Halachos of Lefties]].
# One should remove his left shoe before his right shoe. <ref> Shulchan Aruch 2:5. </ref>
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# Women should also tie the left shoe first.<ref> Laws of Daily Living by Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen page 52 </ref>
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# One should remove one's left shoe before one's right shoe.<ref> Shulchan Aruch 2:5. </ref>
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# In places where it is normal to wear shoes one shouldn't go barefoot.<ref>The Gemara Shabbat 129a and Gemara Pesachim 112a states that a person should sell his property to get shoes. Rashi Shabbat 129a s.v. veyikach explains that there's nothing more disgraceful that walking around barefoot. Rama 2:6 codifies this halacha that a person should make sure to wear shoes. Eliya Rabba 2:5 and Mishna Brurah 2:14 adds that in the Arab countries where it is common to walk around barefoot it is permitted. See Rivevot Efraim 4:11 and 5:12 about this idea.</ref> Some say that one shouldn't walk barefoot because of negative spirits of the ground.<ref>[http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=257&pgnum=7 Maaseh Avraham OC 4] quotes the Chesed Lavraham who says that one shouldn't walk without shoes because there's ruach raah on the ground connected to the snake of Gan Eden. He concludes that it doesn't apply to Israel when it is ruled by the Jews since there's no ruach raah there.</ref>
  
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==

Latest revision as of 00:26, 14 July 2020

The following halachot related to halachot of getting dressed and clothing. See also Modesty and Getting Dressed on Shabbat.

Getting Dressed

  1. It is important to maintain a level of modesty at all times even at night. [1] Therefore, one should not reveal areas that are usually covered even when getting dressed, unless it is necessary.[2]
  2. One should cover one's head before getting dressed because the head is the most important part of the body and we want to show it the appropriate amount of respect.[3]
  3. A talmid chacham should make sure that his clothes are in accordance with his importance and to be neat and clean and make sure his clothing is not torn or stained.[4]
  4. One should be careful not to put on two articles of clothing at once.[5]
  5. One should not wear one's clothing inside-out, as this can also cause one to forget one's Torah.[6]

Shoes

  1. One should put on one's right shoe before one's left shoe [7] However, one should tie the left shoelaces before the right ones.[8] Regarding a lefty see Halachos of Lefties.
  2. Women should also tie the left shoe first.[9]
  3. One should remove one's left shoe before one's right shoe.[10]
  4. In places where it is normal to wear shoes one shouldn't go barefoot.[11] Some say that one shouldn't walk barefoot because of negative spirits of the ground.[12]

Sources

  1. Mishna Brurah 2:1 writes that a standard of modesty is needed at all times since Hashem’s presence fills the entire world always.
  2. Shulchan Aruch 2:1 writes that one should get dressed while under the blanket and not get up and then get dressed. Mishna Brurah 2:1 writes that this idea applies in general that one should not reveal the areas usually covered unless it is necessary. Iggerot Moshe YD 3:47:3 says that if this would cause a person discomfort they would not need to do this.
  3. Ben Ish Chai Vayishlach Halacha 17
  4. Rambam Hilchot Deiot 5:9
  5. Kaf Hachayim 2:6 quoting the Arizal because this can cause one to forget one's Torah.
  6. Shulchan Aruch 2:3
  7. Gemara Shabbat 61a, Shulchan Aruch 2:4
  8. Tosfot Shabbat 61a s.v. davad, Halacha Brurah 2:6
  9. Laws of Daily Living by Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen page 52
  10. Shulchan Aruch 2:5.
  11. The Gemara Shabbat 129a and Gemara Pesachim 112a states that a person should sell his property to get shoes. Rashi Shabbat 129a s.v. veyikach explains that there's nothing more disgraceful that walking around barefoot. Rama 2:6 codifies this halacha that a person should make sure to wear shoes. Eliya Rabba 2:5 and Mishna Brurah 2:14 adds that in the Arab countries where it is common to walk around barefoot it is permitted. See Rivevot Efraim 4:11 and 5:12 about this idea.
  12. Maaseh Avraham OC 4 quotes the Chesed Lavraham who says that one shouldn't walk without shoes because there's ruach raah on the ground connected to the snake of Gan Eden. He concludes that it doesn't apply to Israel when it is ruled by the Jews since there's no ruach raah there.