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The Prohibition of Cutting the Beard
Chp. 19 verses 23 - 27: Forbidden activities; not to eat the produce of your trees for the first three years, and in the fourth year it is brought up to Jerusalem to be eaten. The fifth year will come with special blessings because of your actions. Not to...
Kasriel Oliver lives in Melbourne, Australia. In 1975 after becoming acquainted with Lubavitch, he came to spend the summer in 770. While there he had an audience with the Rebbe.
“You should enjoy your beard as much as I am enjoying it.” (Collage)
Examining questions raised by the opponents to Chassidism
When Reb Berel Wiess, a successful businessman, asked the Rebbe for a blessing to have both wealth and Torah knowledge, the Rebbe told him that this particular blessing requires a special vessel which Reb Berel was yet to acquire. (1980's)
During the Yom Kippur War, Reb Efraim Mol was stationed at Israel’s southern border with Sinai, when intelligence came in about a possible imminent chemical attack by the Egyptians. Ordered to shave his beard in preparation to don a gask mask, Efraim conv...
Rabbi Yosef Krupnik shares a Sixties Yechidus.
By the Grace of G‑d 12 Teves, 5739 [January 11, 1979] Brooklyn, N.Y. c/o Telshe Yeshiva Wickliffe, Ohio Sholom u'Brocho: Your letter of Rosh Chodesh Teves reached me with some delay. In it you write that you stopped shaving, with the intention to grow a b...
Is the fact that a young man wears a beard reason for alarm or is it cause for admiration?
By the Grace of G‑d 5th of lyar, 5719 [May 13, 1959] Brooklyn, N. Y. Greeting and Blessing: I received your letter, in which you write about your younger sister Sarah, who is now in South Africa living with your family, and whether it would be advisable t...
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