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Vaad Hatznius guidelines regarding laundry

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The following is being reported exclusively by the Torah True Times.

The Vaad Ha Tznius has just issued the following guidelines regarding laundry.

It has come to our attention that many families, including those who pride themselves on following all aspects of halacha, are regularly not conforming to proper Tznius guidelines. Unbelievably, many, many families are washing men’s and women’s clothing together at the same time in the same washing machine. This is an unprecedented breach of Znus How could anyone think that one is allowed to wash men’s and women’s undergarments at the same time in the same washing load? What has our nation come to when people have fallen to such a low level? For shame!!! This practice must stop!!!!

Given this we are issuing the following guidelines regarding the doing of laundry.

1. Ideally each observant home should have two washing machines and two dryers – one washing machine and one dryer should be used exclusively for men’s clothing and the other washing machine and dryer should be used exclusively for women’s clothing.

2. In the event that a family cannot afford to have two washing machines and two dryers, the following rules should be adhered:

a. Under no circumstances should men’s clothes in the same machine as women’s clothing. They should, of course, also be dried separately.

b. After doing a load of men’s clothing, one should run the washing machine through a complete cycle without any clothing in it. Then one may wash women’s clothing in this machine. The same procedure should, of course, be followed after washing a load of women’s clothing; running a complete cycle without any cloths in the machine. Then one may wash men’s clothing in the machine.

c. After drying a load of men’s clothing the dryer should be allowed to cool off completely. After this, one may use the dryer for drying women’s clothes. The same applies after drying a load of women’s clothing before using the dryer for men’s clothing. It is not enough to let the dryer cool below Yad So Ledas Bo. The dryer must be completely cooled.

Our forefathers lived in a land that was between two rivers – the Tigris and the Euphrates. The reason is obvious to anyone who thinks into it a bit. One river was used to wash women’s clothing and the other to wash men’s clothing. Surely we can continue this tradition by observing the rules stated above.

We are confident that everyone who takes Yahadus seriously will abide by the guidelines stated above.

With Torah greetings,

The Vaad Ha Tznius

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  • Michal April 13, 2010, 9:42 AM

    Stupid and way too easy. Stuff Jewish people like on the other hand was funny keep them coming

  • John April 13, 2010, 10:08 AM

    I agree with Michal, The stuff Jews Like is a Great series. The beauty of them is even if your readers dont like a point or two. Its hard not to find at least some of them funny, as opposed to an entire piece on one premise like this one where if someone finds the one point stupid/”too easy”/lame/right wing/left wing/ offensive or whatever, the entire post becomes that.

  • Lady-Light April 13, 2010, 12:06 PM

    Heshy, you. are. kidding. right? (-you’d better be…)
    (btw, saw Matt at a Shalom Zachar at a friend’s last Friday night; I mentioned that we had met.)

  • Frayda April 13, 2010, 2:59 PM

    I love it! Especially the part about the two rivers!

  • DrumIntellect April 13, 2010, 3:43 PM

    Very good!
    Short, sweet, and funny.


  • A. Nuran April 13, 2010, 3:53 PM

    For the love of Cthulhu, don’t give them ideas!

    • Heshy Fried April 13, 2010, 4:25 PM

      You might as well call me the frum Nostradamus, I swear these frummies have taken so many of my ideas and made them into chumros, but with all due respect this was not my idea.

      • Anonymous April 13, 2010, 5:42 PM

        I don’t find hard to believe that people are that ignorant! although I’m hope that its was a spoof.

  • Zvi Lampert April 13, 2010, 11:22 PM

    Not only that, but people with yiras shomayim should be careful not to fold women’s shirts with short sleeves within view of any men’s clothing.

    • Naftush August 8, 2010, 4:47 AM

      Only prutzes own w*men’s shirts with short sleeves.

  • izzy April 14, 2010, 12:05 AM

    Liked it!

  • HJX April 14, 2010, 5:30 PM

    What about washing bed sheets? Uh oh.

    • Heshy Fried April 14, 2010, 5:33 PM

      I thought you bring those to the rabbi

      • HJX April 16, 2010, 11:54 AM

        A Rabbi who paskens AND washes? Wow, that’s full service!

  • Brian April 14, 2010, 8:02 PM

    what can it be? Is it the unseemly knots and embraces that may occur between those silky numbers and the hoary old string vests and long johns, or something more sinister, like the exchange of fl**ds between underage newly purchased camisoles and the pairs of running shorts and tee’s with under arm unmentionables, or shock horror probe the chance of a peek at a crotchless panty passing the glass porthole of a sinful load.

  • Yaffa April 18, 2010, 9:21 AM

    They must be very frightened. The last time I washed a men’s dress shirt and a women’s skirt they made a sock.

    • A. Nuran April 18, 2010, 11:37 AM

      Don’t you know? Jewish clothes steal Christian socks to use in their pre-Pesach laundry rituals.

  • Naftush May 20, 2010, 3:03 AM

    It’s probably OK to wash them together if you cut a second door in the back and slip the w*men’s clothing through it

  • Yitzy January 14, 2011, 8:07 AM

    This is laughable if it wasn’t real?

    Let’s find a way to make the women’s life more difficult. Perhaps it’s not tznius for the women to wash the men’s clothes.. Therefor, the men should now wash their own along with their children’s, of course boys only, and perhaps their fathers out of proper kibud ov.


  • ravenswood December 7, 2012, 10:04 AM

    You people are a disgrace to Torah and to Judaism. This is not Halacha; nor is it even frum; it is beyond fanaticsm. You are insane and anyone who listens to this bullshit is crazy.

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