Friday, October 23, 2015

Cutting or Pulling out Hair on Shabbat

Cutting or Pulling out Hair on Shabbat
Day: Friday
Date: October 23, 2015
Parshat: Lech Licha
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 340

In memory of Adam Eliyahu ben Reina and Avraham Asher ben Tzadika

It is forbidden on Shabbat to pull out or cut any hairs whether it is from ones own body or from someone else's. A person who cut or pulled out two hairs using a utensil has transgressed an issur De'oraita. A person who only cut or pulled out one hair with a utensil or who pulled out more than one by hand has transgressed the Rabbinic prohibition. It is important to note that even not on Shabbat it is forbidden for a man to pull out white hairs due to the issur of "Lo yilbash gever simlat isha."(Y"D:182).

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