Monday, October 25, 2010

Mitzvah #254 - Must a Jew have a beard?

There are 5 sections of the beard that may not be shaved with a razor.

Since we no longer are sure where these 5 places are, it's forbidden to use a razor to shave any part of one's beard.

One who shaves his beard with a razor or knife has transgressed 5 times.

Trimming or cutting one's beard with scissors is permitted.

Applies to men, everywhere, always.

Verse: "...and do not destroy the corners of your beard" (Vayikra 19:27)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 177

- Danny
Monday, 17 Marcheshvan 5771

Please daven for
Rachel Rivka bat Aharona Zissel Sara (Lebetkin, 28)
who is missing since last Sunday.


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