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The Rema, commenting on the mourning of the first 33 days of the omer, allows haircuts on Friday, lichvod shabbos, when the 33rd falls on Sunday.

Does the same reasoning apply when the 47th falls on Sunday (for those who keep Iyar- aka "the 2nd half")? Or is there something specific pertaining to Lag Ba'omer? The Rema does not repeat the permit after introducing the Iyar minhag, but he could be expecting someone to make the comparison.

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Nit'ei Gavriel brings a disagreement between poskim in this matter. He writes, therefore, that one should be stringent, but in a pressing situation (מקום צורך), one may be lenient.

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Thanks, jake, that was helpful. It's strange that someone who was bringing both opinions and being machria would be machmir in light of the fact that at best it's a minhag. The Chok Yaakov on the previous page of my link, clearly writes not to be machmir for a safek. This is brought by the Be'er Hetiv (6) as well. Any idea if R' Moshe's psak was written? Siman? – YDK May 29 '11 at 18:25
According to this, R' Moshe is quoted in L'Torah V'horah 2, p.19-20. Sounds like it is not a written p'sak. – jake May 29 '11 at 18:49

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