Rav Moshe Feinstein: Shaving During The Three Weeks And Shavua SheChal Bo

shavingRav Moshe Feinstein writes in Igros Moshe (OC 4:102) that If (not-ed) shaving during the three weeks will result in a financial loss as a result of the nature of a person’s employment, it is permitted to shave. The reason is that the Minhag not to shave during these times does not apply in a situation of a monetary loss. However in the week of Tishah b’Av itself shaving is prohibited, because during that week is the prohibition to shave is not just a Minhag rather is it is forbidden by Din.

Author’s Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha. We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation. Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions. Revach

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  1. “Kol Hamisabel Al Yerushalayim Zoche V’roeh Bisimchasa. May we merit this speedily in our days. I f you don’t listen to music and you don’t shave or eat meat in the nine days, but you failed to be misabel Al Yerushalayim, well you missed the boat.

  2. However, you REALLY miss the boat if you do not pay attention to the reasons we are still in this galus and Yerushalayim is still in ruins. Namely, sinas chinam, lashon harah and the lack of being dan other l’kaf zechus. Let’s look at recent tragedies, the horrific amount of cholim joining Chai lifelines roster and the scary world situation. Let’s think more than twice before we open our mouths and say something deragatory about another. And remember not to judge another until you are faced with the EXACT set of circumstances.

  3. a yiddishe person should never shave how is it allowed in 3 weeks if its never allowed a yid is a yid!!! why be like the world?? a tzelem alokim!!

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