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It seems from my understanding of the Shulhan Aruch (Y"D 181:9) that the picture above is the Shiur of the Peya. However it seems like most people say it goes until the bone like the picture below. enter image description here

What is the source for this Minhag (if there is one)?

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Should I have at least put a Kippa on? –  Hacham Gabriel Mar 9 '12 at 22:07
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perhaps listen to this: download.yutorah.org/2010/2318/743475/… –  josh waxman Mar 11 '12 at 3:47

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The Shulchan Aruch that you have quoted (YD 181:9 as well as :1) defines "below the ear" as the place where the jawbone juts out (palpate as you open and close your mouth). This is based on Rashi in Makkos 20a.

You can see the obvious (unintended) ambiguity.

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