Is it permitted to trim cheekbone hair? I know someone who has a hairy temple which the hair extends towards his upper cheekbones. I would think not because it's above the peyos bone, but I really don't know. What's the Sephardi halachah?

Something like this: http://images.yuku.com.s3.amazonaws.com/image/jpg/85516465862e4adc82b3e1265794833cf38fdb5d_r.jpg

The person wants to use number 1 and trim.

  • Note: when U.S. barbers say "number 1", they mean an eighth of an inch. If that's what you mean also, you should probably say so, since I doubt it's a universal convention (and, even stateside, I doubt everyone knows it). – msh210 Apr 8 '16 at 14:24

I think that is one of the five places that the torah forbids. And in genaral the tzemach Tzedek writes that it is assur min hatora to even trim

  • Everything in this post is wrong AFAICT. There are 7 spots the Torah forbids, and the TzTz thought trimming (as opposed to shaving) is a Derabanan IINM. – Double AA Apr 8 '16 at 6:12
  • @DoubleAA ... Plus, the answer's first sentence sounds like it refers to a prohibition even on trimming, with the second extending prohibition that beyond the five spots. – msh210 Apr 8 '16 at 14:22

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