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Payot (or "payos", singular "pe'ah") is the Hebrew word for sidelocks or sidecurls. Payot are worn by Orthodox males, based on the Biblical injunction against shaving the "corners" of one's head. Literally, pe'ah means corner, side or edge. There are different styles of payot among Haredi, Yemenite, and Hasidic Jews.

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Source for taking an oath on beard and payos

I remember seeing in a sefer that when Jews would take an oath they would take one on their beard and payos, this showed how much they valued the mitzvah of beard and payos. Does anyone know where ...
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Are there any sources that prohibit tucking the peyos behind the ears?

Vayikro 19 (27) says: You shall not round off the corner of your head, and you shall not destroy the edge of your beard. Rashi comments, “You shall not round off the corner of your head: ...
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Why do chassidim curl their payot?

Understanding there are many styles of wearing payot, in my personal experience nearly all chassidim I have met wear them tightly curled in front of their ears. Example: Is there any particular ...
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Is there a yekkish minhog regarding peyos?

Is there a yekkish minhog regarding peyos? Please cite sources.
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Why are women allowed to cut their payot

A BIT OF BACKGROUND I know that in Jewish law there are some ritual requirements, positive duties caused by time, which obligate men but not women. The gemara mentions this idea both in the context ...
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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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Why are there so many different types of payos that Jews grow? [closed]

I would like to know how the different minhagim regarding growing payos (sidelocks) developed. I see so many different styles including curled, straight, tucked behind the ear, twisted above the ear, ...
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Is it permitted to trim cheekbone hair?

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'...
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Why only beautify two peyoth?

The explanation I have always been given for long, curled peyoth among those that have the minhag, is that it is for beautifying the misswah of peyoth. However, there are seven peyoth, only two of ...
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May one beautify his Payos?

Rashi (B'reshis 37:2) calls it an "an act of immaturity [to fix one's] hair (...) so he would look good". Obviously, payos are made from hair, but they are not considered regular hair within kabbala (...
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Guarding payos overnight

Men must sleep on their side, but, besides for aiding digestion, this tends to mess up long nicely curled payos. How does one protect them overnight from becoming disheveled by lying on them? Note ...
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How does one grow long peyos?

I know that this sounds simple, but it's really much harder than I thought it would be. Right now I have short peyos that I tuck behind my ear but I really want to grow some long curly peyos like some ...
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When is it acceptable for a non-Jew working towards Orthodox conversion to grow peyot?

I am working towards an Orthodox conversion, and physical reminders continue to help me on my path as reminders - like tzitzit and kippah. I would like to grow out my peyot, but I am concerned I may ...
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How long do you really need to keep your sideburns?

I've seen multiple sources that seem to indicate that one MUST keep his sideburns to either The bottom of the ear The bottom of the ear cartilage To the jaw bone, around the middle of the ear. When ...
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Being more stringent than your Rebbe

Is there a problem with acting more stringently in halacha than your Rebbe acts? If so, what if you are not in front of your Rebbe? If so (to #1), is having a longer beard or peyos considered a ...
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What does it mean to have arup payos?

What does it mean to have arup payos? What specific style or length is this? Who would have the minhag to keep their payos in such a fashion that is called "arup"?
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What does it mean to have geknipt payos?

What does it mean to have geknipt payos? Is this a specific length or style? Who would have the minhag of keeping their payos as whatever geknipt means?
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What is the Source for Peyos? [duplicate]

There is a custom to let the area of hair above one's ear grow long this is manifest in varying degrees, from small, barely noticeable locks behind the ears, to long, curled locks that come down below ...
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Peyot behind ears?

Someone told me that it is better to not have long peyot if you are going to place them behind your ears. Has anyone heard a respectable posek say that? I think he said it in the name of Rav Ben Tzion ...
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What is the history of Teimani peyos?

How is it that many Teimanim wear long peyos (simanim) similar to many Chasidim, considering that their culture has been mostly isolated from Ashkenazi Europe? Do any historical sources tell us when ...
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Source for long payos

Where is there a source for having long payos ,and if there are sources what is the oldest source.? I am talking about the extra length besides for the halachic necessity. Like behind the ears or ...
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What is the absolute minimum length for peyos?

I have often heard that 1/4th of an inch is the minimum length of the hairs in the peyos area. For example, that is mentioned in an answer to a previous question: How to advise your barber My ...
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The meaning of the Hebrew word Pe'as (פאת)

In Vayikra 19:27 the verse says: לֹ֣א תַקִּ֔פוּ פְּאַ֖ת רֹֽאשְׁכֶ֑ם וְלֹ֣א תַשְׁחִ֔ית אֵ֖ת פְּאַ֥ת זְקָנֶֽךָ׃ It means both peyos on the head, yet in Vayikra 23:22 the verse says: ...
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Ending place of the Peya

It seems from my understanding of the Shulhan Aruch (Y"D 181:9) that the picture above is the Shiur of the Peya. However it seems like most people say it goes until the bone like the picture below. ...
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Why is the Lubavitch custom to have short Peoth?

If R' Schneur Zalman of Liadi had long Peoth, as in this famous sketch, why is it not the custom in Lubavitch circles these days for adult men to maintain long, emphasized Peoth as it is in many other ...
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Keeping Payos Behind Ear

Any suggestions on how to keep the Peyos behind the ear? They keep "flying" out...
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How to advise your barber

Men: What is a succinct, clear, Halachically complete line to tell a barber what not to do when cutting your hair?