Questions tagged [upsherin]

Also called "Upsherinish" and "Chalakah". The first hair-cutting of a Jewish boy. Usually takes place on his 3rd birthday. (Sometimes this is postponed due to "Sefirah.")

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What is the source for the “Upsheirin”?

In some families/communities, little boys do not get their hair cut until they are three, and then there is a gathering for cutting their hair. The haircut is called an "upsheirin" or "chalakeh." ...
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Start of the Upsherin ceremony

When did it become popular to have a ceremony for a boys Upsherin, his first haircut when he reaches the age of three?