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Can men have women shave their peyot/beard

Straight Shulchan Aruch, Yorah De'ah 181:6: אשה אינה במצות הקפה וי"א שאף על פי שמותרת להקיף פאת ראשה אסורה להקיף פאת ראש האיש ואפילו הוא קטן: A woman is not included in the mitzvah of rounding, ...
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Source for taking an oath on beard and payos

I found the source I was looking for ,it is from the Chofetz Chaim in his Kuntres Tiferes Adam (on the issur of shaving ). He writes that he remembers that when a Jew took a vow he would do so with ...
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May a Jew give another Jew a not-kosher haircut?

Makkot 20b: אחד המקיף ואחד הניקף לוקה both the one who rounds and the one who is rounded are lashed The Gemara is then troubled how someone who is rounded is lashed and gives a few possible ...
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Darchei Teshuva on someone that cuts his peyos very close with scissors b'shogeg not being punished for it

It's on the next page in comment #4. עיין בשו"ת זרע יצחק חיו"ד סימן י"ב שנשאל באחד שגלח הפאות במספרים סמוך לבשר כעין תער וסבר שמותר לעשות כן ועכשיו נודע לו שהיא אסור ורוצה לקבל תשובה ...
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Why are women allowed to cut their payot

Kiddushin 35b addresses this: חוץ מבל תקיף ובל תשחית כו': בשלמא בל תטמא למתים דכתיב (ויקרא כא, א) אמור אל הכהנים בני אהרן בני אהרן ולא בנות אהרן אלא בל תקיף ובל תשחית מנלן § The Gemara asks: Granted, ...
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Where is the source that one is supposed take out their peyos when they are davening Shemona Esrei?

יסוד ושורש העבודה בשער ה, שער הקרבן פרק ב וז"ל בא"ד : יזהר האדם בתפלת שמונה עשרה שלא יכסו שערותיו של הפאות את אזנו וכו' וציין למקור לזה בזהר חדש כז:, ובתיקונים קכב: וקכד: עיין שם.
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Is it a violation of rounding your peyos if a single hair comes fully out?

The Rambam says one must leave at least 40 (some versions say 4) hairs on each side: The Sages did not determine the amount [of hair] which must be left in the corners of our temples. We have, ...
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Where is the source that one is supposed take out their peyos when they are davening Shemona Esrei?

Having been through all of the Zohar several times I can tell you that the zohar hakadosh says that when hair is covering the ears of the person praying- it will block the 'ears of heaven' from ...
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Why is the Lubavitch custom to have short Peoth?

Years ago, I was told that the Chabad Chasdidim wear short peyos because there had been, at one time, a law in Russia forbidding peyos. They then started wearing short peyos, which they continued ...
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How does one grow long peyos?

I found this interesting regarding the curling of the payos. A man shouldn't use curlers. Rather, if you want to curl your payos, use your finger. For the proper method to do this, we asked a Rabbi ...
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Are there any sources that prohibit tucking the peyos behind the ears?

Just to clarify that tucking peyos behind your ear does NOT make your hairline look circular, as you postulate: Someone who has peyos but tucks them behind the ears might also be thought to have a ...
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What is the history of Teimani peyos?

tl;dr It may have possibly come from the prohibition of "nor shall you follow their laws" (בחוקותיהם לא תלכו), as there are testimonies that the ancient Arab tribes would shave and clip ...
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How does one grow long peyos?

As a girl I dont have peyos lol but my father and brother do. They dont use hair curlers or anything like that as there is a machlokes as to if its only for women use. They use beard balm when their ...
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How does one grow long peyos?

Castor oil is great for hair: after washing your hair, put some on and your hair will grow better and stronger. Note: castor oil can get hard(er) in lower temperatures so you may need to dilute it ...
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How does one grow long peyos?

I have no experience with peyos (ahem), but to the other answers I'll add something learned from experience with growing hair long: conditioner. As another answer notes, on average (head) hair grows ...
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What is the absolute minimum length for peyos?

I like the question, and note that it says "the minimum length of the hairs in the peyos area." (A different and important question would be what is included in "the peyos area".) ...
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What is the absolute minimum length for peyos?

All information got from: https://shulchanaruchharav.com/halacha/haircuts-peiyos/ Cutting the peiyos with a razor is forbidden (Tur in name of Rambam Avodas Kochavim 12:6; Ritva Shavuos 3a). Even ...
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Peyot behind ears?

According to what I have heard, mekubalim say it is better to have your peyos behing the ears (because they symbolise gvurah - justice). Others (chassidish) say that the peyos are so powerfull so they ...
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Why do chassidim curl their payot?

There are who have the custom not to cut the payot at all. Belz specifically has that minhag rooted in Kabalah. If they were to leave it the way they are naturally, they would sweep the floors and ...
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Alopecia and maris haayin

Here is a Maase Rav. R. Lior Glazer is a famous speaker, giving many lectures to large audiences, suffering from a health condition that causes him a complete loss of hair. He doesn't care about ...
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Is the line for which Peyos begin different for each individual?

Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De'ah 181.1 פאות הראש הם שתים סוף הראש הוא מקום חיבורו ללחי מימין ומשמאל:‏ The peot (borders) of the head are two: the place of the temporomandibular joint. It's not ...
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Where do peyos start

As a starting point, we need to refer to the Torah injunction brought in Vayikra 19:27 where it says: לֹ֣א תַקִּ֔פוּ פְּאַ֖ת רֹאשְׁכֶ֑ם וְלֹ֣א תַשְׁחִ֔ית אֵ֖ת פְּאַ֥ת זְקָנֶֽךָ׃ You shall not round ...
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Remove beard, but not sideburns?

You are misquoting!!!! Regarding sideburns that Shulchan Aruch (Yoreh Deah 181) says that there is an opinion that one may not use scissors that cut the hair very short, and one should act in this ...
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Being more stringent than your Rebbe

When I was in the conversion process all new comers to shul will think I was the shul's Rabbi as I habe a natural beard but his was trimmed. Of course the impression wouldn't last as my lack of ...
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Peyot behind ears?

Rav Binyomin Zilber (Az Nidberu 12:37) brings down from a sefer called Chatzvah Amudeha Shivah that strongly opposed the minhag to have peyos behind the ear. He himself however goes on to say that ...
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