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Almost no traditional chassidim trim at all. On a different note, the chafets chayim wrote a one volume piece called Tifferes Adam where he suggests in the first chapter to follow the kabbalistic practice of not trimming one's beard at all. Its not on hebrew books but its printed in the standard kol kisvei. This is a point besides his view of shaving.


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the Meam Loez on Bereishis says the lion was given a beard to give it a majestic appearance (since it is king of the animals). Hence, a beard is supposed to give a majestic appearance. So too regarding man. Judaism views man as a the crowning glory and ultimate purpose of creation. Perhaps not shaving the beard is to remind a person of his great importance ...



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