Shaving And Haircuts Permitted This Friday, In Honor Of Shabbos

barberAlthough Shaving and Haircuts are prohibited until Lag Ba’omer, when Lag Ba’omer falls out on Sunday, shaving and haircuts are permitted on Friday in the honor of Shabbos, according to the ‘Rama’. However, according to many, it is Assur to shave or take a haircut on Motzei Shabbos. It would also not be permitted to do so on Thursday evening, if one has time on Friday (Mishnah Berura). As always, please check with your local Rav for clarification.

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  1. The rulings in T’shuvas Ohr Yitzchak apply only to certain sefardim and does not apply to others. Are there any other oisgehaltene poskim that allow shaving on this thursady?

  2. The sentence structure makes this halacha almost incomprehensible. Do you mean that when Lag Baomer falls out on Sunday, shaving and haircuts are prohibited until Lag Baomer except on Fridays? Or that because Lag Baomer falls out on Sunday, it is permissible to shave on the preceding Friday?

    And once I’m nitpicking, shaving and Haircuts are not proper nouns, and need not be capitalized.

  3. The majority of the Shailos in Ohr Yitzchok were submitted by Ashkenazim and the teshuvos apply to Ashkenazim. It is a brilliant sefer for those that are proficient in Halacha and not simply looking for a quick fix guide or kunterus.

  4. The mechaber of Ohr Yitzchak was the Rav who Rav Shneur Kotler z’l asked all his Halachah questions to. He was the Posek that Reb Aaron Kotler z’l made the Posek in lakewood at the time.

  5. It’s not allowed to shave on friday the entire year and on S,M,T,W,T,

    It’s not the shaving its the time I love sefira less time to spend shaving and trimming

  6. One who is always makpid on the Tzava’a of R’ Yehuda HaChasid not to shave, cut hair or nails on Motza’ai Shabbos may shave in honor of SHabbos on the 31 day of the omer.

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