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Is one who has the minhag of Reb Yehuda Hachassid to not shave or take a haircut on rosh chodesh (as outlined in his will) allowed to shave and or take haircuts when Rosh Chodesh comes out on Erev Shabbos?

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Very similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/35221 – msh210 Feb 5 '14 at 4:50

The Mishna Berurah (OC 260 end of sk 7 quoting the Magen Avraham 260 sk 0) says that those who follow the Will of Rabbi Yehuda HaChasid do not trim their fingernails of take haircuts on Rosh Chodesh even if it is on Friday.

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Is anyone aware of other opinions? – simchastorah Feb 26 '12 at 5:36
Double AA, he doesn't say everyone who follows RY hachasid doesn't shave on Friday rosh chodesh. He only says some, following RY hachasid, don't shave on Friday rosh chodesh. That doesn't mean there aren't those who follow RY hachasid and shave Friday rosh chodesh. – msh210 Feb 26 '12 at 8:20
@msh210 Logically correct, but I think you may be reading too closely. Certainly I would now say the burden of proof is on the other side. – Double AA Feb 26 '12 at 8:27

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