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Which Hasidic rabbi has no beard, and what is the story?

There is a famous Hasidic rabbi who has no facial hair, and I seem to recall that there is a famous story as to why. But I can remember neither which rabbi (or of which sect), nor the story. I do not ...
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What to do with beard hair that falls out?

Should beard hair that falls out be treated in a specific way? Should something specific be done with them? I'm asking because I remember hearing that there is a kabbalistic idea to do something with ...
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Where are the 5 corners of the beard?

In Vayikra 19:27, the Passuk says ולא תשחית את פאת זקנך - "and you shall not destroy the edge of your beard". I believe it says in Meseches Makkot (3:5) that this Passuk refers to 5 edges of the beard ...
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Did Jewish Men Always Have Beards Throughout History

When did Jews start keeping their beards? Did Moshe's generation have beards? What is the historical development behind this phenomenon?
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Plucking Hair For Men

Is it mutar for a man to pluck his beard hair with his hands or does this fall under the issur of destroying the corners of the face?