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Can a bald person be a Nazir?

We know someone who takes a Nazirite vow upon themselves must refrain from haircuts, wine and coming close to dead bodies, and at the conclusion of their Nazirite period must cut their hair. What ...
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Are women allowed to have an alternative lifestyle haircut? [duplicate]

Is it permissible for a woman have a haircut where they shave half of her hair off and leave the other side of her hair untouched - a style strongly associated with lesbians, bisexuals, transgender ...
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Are women allowed to have a boy short haircut?

According to halacha, are women permitteed to have their hair styled in a man-typical way?
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Shaving or getting a haircut at night

A friend once told me that it's preferable to avoid shaving or getting a haircut at night. Is there actually anything to this (ie reason/ source etc) and should it be observed, or is it a bubbe meise?...
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Haircuts on lag beomer for those keeping the second half of sefira?

Are haircuts permitted on lag beomer for those keeping the second half of sefira? Did some research and cant find an answer.
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Is the line for which Peyos begin different for each individual?

There have been debates concerning Peyos and where the proper line should exist for one's beard. The debate has resulted in different communities having different customs for how they handle the ...
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Giving haircuts during Sefira

There is a widespread minhag not to take haircuts during Sefira, in a way to mourn the students of Rabbi Akiva who died. Would I be allowed to give another Jew (who didn't have the minhag or is ...
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Halachic Hair Cut

I have a question in regards with cutting hair specifically in Conservative Judaism. Where cannot be shaved by a razor and where do sideburns have to reach up to. If someone could just give me the ...
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May a Jew give another Jew a not-kosher haircut?

Suppose the following situation: Reuvain is a religious Jew who runs a barber shop. One day Shimon, a non-religious Jew, walks into Reuvain's barber shop and sits down for a haircut. Shimon asks for ...
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King's haircut, every hair the same length?

I think I remember seeing somewhere in the Talmud that the King's haircut entailed that each hair should be exactly the same length. Am I mistaken, or does anyone know the source?
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Can one get their hair cut by someone of the other gender?

Can one get their head hair cut by someone of the opposite gender? Is the unavoidable proximity and contact problematic? Assume no issue of seclusion applies. I'm asking about the issue of proximity ...
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What did the haircut of Ben Elasha look like?

The Gemara in Sanhedrin 22b states: (Source from Sefaria.org) :שאלו את רבי איזהו תספורת של כ"ג אמר להן צאו וראו מתספורת של בן אלעשה They asked Rebbe "What is the haircut of the Kohen Gadol?" ...
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Cutting hair for donation on Chol Hammoed

Is one allowed to cut their hair on chol hammoed for a mitzvah, more specifically to donate their hair, not for the purpose of a haircut but just making a braid and cutting that braid off the head not ...
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Shaved or Trimmed

וַהֲבֵאתָהּ, אֶל-תּוֹךְ בֵּיתֶךָ; וְגִלְּחָה, אֶת-רֹאשָׁהּ, וְעָשְׂתָה, אֶת-צִפָּרְנֶיהָ. In Deuteronmy 21:12, the JPS translates גלחה as “she shall trim her hair”. The entire verse translated in the JPS ...
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Can/may a kohen gadol become a nazir?

A nazir may not take haircuts (usually for a 30 day period) and a kohen gadol must take haircuts weekly (Taanis 17a, 3/4 down the page). Can/may a kohen gadol become a nazir? If so, how does that ...
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Earliest Sources for Custom of Not Shaving from 17th of Tammuz

What are the earliest sources for the custom of not shaving from the 17th of Tammuz? The Shulchan Aruch (OC 551:3) only mentions this only in the week of the 9th of Av. שָׁבוּעַ שֶׁחָל בּוֹ ...
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Haircuts on 5 Iyar?

According to many religious Zionist poskim, there is a special dispensation to allow music on 5 Iyar/Yom HaAtzma'ut. Is there a discussion at all in contemporary religious Zionist rabbinic writings ...