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Peyot: sidelocks
Since many idol-worshipers used to cut off the hair on the sides of their head, we are required to maintain a physical appearance that distinguishes us.
Practical Parshah—Kedoshim
A detailed explanation of how the commandment “Do not destroy the corners of your beard” (Lev. 19:27) is understood in various communities.
With time, the tailor turned gray and decided to travel to visit his daughter…
On the third Jewish birthday of a Jewish boy, friends and community members are invited to a festive haircutting ceremony called an upshernish or chalakah.
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...
Prohibition of Tattoos, Cutting the skin for a dead person, and Shaving the hair of the temples and the beard
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