Based on the prohibition of tsa'ar ba'alei chayim, Rabbi
Haim Dovid Halevy, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv issued a p'sak in March,
1992, prohibiting the manufacturing and wearing of fur. He based his decision
on an extensive research of the Torah, the Talmud, and other authoritative texts.
here to read Dr. Schwartz's article, "Is Fur a Jewish Issue?"
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