Negative Commandment 44

Negative Commandment 44

You shall not shave your beard with a razor

Leviticus 19:27 "Neither shall you mar the corners of your beard"

As with the above Negative Mitzvah, Jewish men are cautioned against shaving their beards. This commandment applies to the use of a razor (or a utensil that is like a razor) in order to shave off the beard.

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