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The Only Haircut Allowed Now

Halachic author Rabbi Moshe Wiener says there's a single haircut that men are allowed to get during the mourning period of the Three Weeks. Full Story

Illustration photo by Baruch Ezagui

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This helpful article omitted that this publication was reviewed by Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita (considered by many to be Gadol Hadar), who encouraged its publication and added an important halachic clarification. A facsimile of his handwritten response appears at the beginning of the publication.

What is the clarification?
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What is the clarification?

Pls. share!

Thank you!
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Thank you!

That was VERY informative and interesting!

How much longer is it considered a Tchup
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How much longer is it considered a Tchup

Ok. But how much longer would need to be to be considered a Tchup? If it is an Issur of B’Chukoisayhem then if it is smaller in size than what is common in the world would that be considered a tchup? Also if one starts loosing his frontal hair, can he grow it longer to cover his bald spots etc.?

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Thank you

This is a great opportunity to show your friends and family, tchups are just to look cool but it’s not.

Did this get overlooked?
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Did this get overlooked?

Some of this is rooted in an assumptions about hair texture. My husband has thick, curly hair that sticks up on its own when cut short, and having it a few millimeters longer along his front hairline keeps it looking neater longer than having it all one length, freeing him to not get a haircut every week rather than spend that time with family and Torah. Straight or finer hair may require Shabbos styling beyond a buzzcut, but let’s not be so Ashkennormative. (Also, if y’all only knew how much work goes into payos…)

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