Wednesday, May 1, 2019

NOT SHAVING DURING SEFIRA - GOYISHE MINHAG


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NOT SHAVING DURING SEFIRA - GOYISHE MINHAG

The Mekubal & Doctor, Harav Moshe Dovid Valla (Talmid of the Ramchal) says that not shaving or trimming the beard during Aveilus, and Sefira is a Goyishe Minhag.

Only by the Goyim, since they all shave during the year, so by refraining from shaving shows Aveilus.

For Yidden, since they have been growing beards during the year, therefore,letting it grow during Sefira is not a form of Aveilus. Chazal didn't have beards in mind when they said not to cut the hair during that period.

The Shu"t Chasam Sofer (Y.D.348) too says the Poskim's intention was only for the hair of the head and not the beard.

 




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