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In regards to shaving/haircutting prohibition during the three weeks and/or sefira does this include hair on a mole on the face?

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  • Why might it not that you think to ask?
    – Double AA
    Jul 4, 2021 at 17:53
  • @DoubleAA perhaps it's not regular "hair" the classical sense...more of a mum maybe? Jul 4, 2021 at 18:01
  • I would say this should be permissible if the hair on the mole looks unsightly.
    – pcoz
    Jul 8, 2021 at 2:06

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Found this question posed on https://dinonline.org/2018/04/22/cutting-other-hair-during-sefira/

Here is the text

Essentially the minhag not to cut hair applies to all hair of the body and not only to facial hair. However it is permitted for a woman to tweeze unsightly hair such as from her eyebrows nose ears, as this is not considered taking a haircut. (In general for a man, it is not permitted even not during sefira because of lo tilbash).  A married woman may shave her legs if not shaving them will bother her husband.

 

Sources:

O:CH 551-12, Aruch Hashulchan ibid 31, Kovetz Halachos (Sefira) 10-1,2,  Hilchos Chag Bchag (Sefiras Haomer) 7-14 ftnt. 55, M:B 79, Y:D 182-1.

Additionally, R' Shlomo Zalman Zt"l in Halichos Shlomo Bein Hamitzarim perek 14 Halacha 9 says that eyebrows and eyelashes are not even called shaving at all. Perhaps these can be in the same category

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    Note this is about sefira. During the week of tisha bav the prohibition is not merely customary and stricter rules may apply
    – Double AA
    Jul 8, 2021 at 2:22
  • Good point. Although i don't think anyone makes a difference. Additionally, R' Shlomo Zalman Zt"l in Halichos Shlomo Bein Hamitzarim perek 14 Halacha 9 says that eyebrows and eyelashes are not even called shaving at all. Perhaps these can be in the same category.
    – Chatzkel
    Jul 8, 2021 at 2:53
  • Hi and welcome on MY! Consider adding this piece of information to your answer by editing it! Jul 8, 2021 at 8:05

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