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Is there any posek who allows shaving during shavua shechal bo (the week in which Tisha B'Av falls, up to Tisha B'Av itself) if, by not shaving, one may lose his job? R' Moshe Feinstein allows shaving up to shavua shechal bo if required by the job, but not during shavua shechal bo. Does anyone allow during that period too?

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    – msh210
    Jul 1, 2013 at 17:05
  • Will you accept answers which permit shaving during that time even without the job complication?
    – Double AA
    Jul 1, 2013 at 19:45
  • Do you have a source for this ruling of Rav Moshe?
    – Loewian
    Jul 24, 2015 at 3:46
  • @Loewian see judaism.stackexchange.com/a/87093/11501
    – mbloch
    Nov 21, 2017 at 11:16
  • I have not found such a heter. For further reference, see halachablog.com/2016/07/28/… and ph.yhb.org.il/en/05-08-11
    – mbloch
    Sep 4, 2018 at 8:00

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