Thursday, July 27, 2006

Nine Days Part 2

During the three weeks as well as during the sefirah period there is a custom which is halacha that men should not shave. During sefira there are different customs to when you can not shave and some people hold that it is only during the nine days which you cannot shave. For Sefardim, hair can be cut up until the week of Tisha Bav. One thing that drives me crazy is people who want to act like they are frum, so they will shave or trim to make it look like they are following these laws. Who are they fooling? Either you shave completely (which I don't think Jews should do in general) or you don't shave. You don't go in between to try and fool people. Hashem knows what you are doing as well as everyone around you who can figure out that you are faking. Can someone please explain to me why people do this. Thanks

8 comments:

Chana said...

Why are you allowing what other people do to drive you crazy? I realize you are young, a BT and trying to figure out where you fit in the world, but try to put more of your energy into practicing Torah Judaism in a positive manner. You will do more for Yiddishkeit by being a role model in that way than by criticizing what you see. Leave the rabbis to deal with that.

Rebecca said...

Chana, I agree with you. Stop getting so angry frum.

FrumWithQuestions said...

Its hard not letting others drive you crazy when these are the ones doing kiruv and teaching what you should do while they do other things. When things are right in fromt of you its hard to not see them and let it drive you crazy

Nice Jewish Guy said...

"which is a custom which is halacha...."

Actually, custom (minhag) and halacha are two entirely different things. Wether the practice of not shaving during sefira and nine days is one or another is a separate discussion; but most halachot have exceptions. It is generally agreed that for purposes of one's livelihood, men may shave during these periods, and many do. There are frum professionals (doctors, lawyers, businessmen) who must interact with patients, clients, and non-jews and cannot appear unprofessional with a developing scruffy beard. So don't get bent out of shape over it.

FrumWithQuestions said...

NJG- I understand what you are trying to say but that still does not answer my question about the people who try and hide it. You either do something or you don't. Don't fake it. The doctors, lawyers,etc.. shave. They don't grow hair and trim it to make it look like they are not shaving.

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