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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.
There was no one event that caused it to happen, but at the age of 55, after almost ten years to the day of my caring for, and feeding, my beard, I shaved it off...
Question: During which holidays or times of mourning on the Jewish calendar year can I not shave? Also, when a family member passes away, for how many days/months is the mourner forbidden to shave? Answer: Before responding to your question, a few prefato...
Maimonides teaches that the reason the Torah forbade the destruction of the beard is because shaving was a practice of ancient idol-worshippers.
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 sha...
Prohibition of Tattoos, Cutting the skin for a dead person, and Shaving the hair of the temples and the beard
1967
Rabbi Yosef Krupnik shares a Sixties Yechidus.
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