September 22, 2011 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm #599554
It’s brought down in halacha to get a haircut before Rosh Hashonah. If one is need of a haircut a week or two before YT is he supposed to hold it off, in order to get it L’kovod Yom Tov? or may he get one when needed, and not get one before YT?September 22, 2011 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #811887shmoelMember
Isn’t there an inyan to not get a haircut on Erev RH itself? Or is it after chatzos?
When is the mitzvah to get it before YT?September 22, 2011 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #811888mommamia22Participant
Why can’t you get the haircut when you need it (it’s close enough that you will not need another) and just say “lekavod yom tov” as you sit down in the barbers chair? I think the point of it is that you elevate what you are doing, which you will be by declaring it lekavod yom tov. A woman can bake a challah on Monday (and freeze it) and still say lekavod shabbos Kodesh as she bakes. It still applies and is just as meaningful.September 22, 2011 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #811889
Shulchan Aruch 581:4 says to get one erev Rosh Hashanah.September 22, 2011 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #811890BaalHaboozeParticipant
terrific answer, mommamia22! Thats just rings so trueSeptember 22, 2011 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #811891
sam4321 – True, but how does that answer my question?September 22, 2011 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #811892
shmoel – I was reffering to RH as YTSeptember 22, 2011 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #811893shmoelMember
No haircuts after chatzos EYT.September 22, 2011 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #811894
It can be done a few days before ,but it is better to do it before erev yomtov.(I think this is what Rav Shmuel Kamentsky holds)September 22, 2011 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #811895deiyezoogerMember
“No haircuts after chatzos EYT.”
Thats only for erev Pashach since after chatzos is the zman to bring the korban pashach, a yom yov by itself.September 22, 2011 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #811896
When I said before erev yomtov I meant erev yomtov itself.September 23, 2011 12:50 am at 12:50 am #811897Smick.Member
2/3 weeks prior to yomtov is good enough to get a hair cut lekovod yomtov. the cut will still be fresh then, plus erev yomtov there is no way you can get an appointment at an hour that will suit you… they are just all too booked out!!!
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