August 3, 2016 6:42 pm at 6:42 pm #618074leftbrooklynParticipant
Are we allowed to shave this Friday because it is Rosh Chodesh?
Or is that only during sefirah?August 3, 2016 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #1161539mik5Participant
Not allowed because it is the 3 Weeks.August 3, 2016 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #1161540Shopping613 🌠Participant
Unless you are a woman 🙂August 3, 2016 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #1161541rabbiofberlinParticipant
mik5 and leftbrooklyn: unless you are a sefardi, then it is allowedAugust 3, 2016 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #1161542Sam2Participant
leftbrooklyn: On may not shave on Rosh Chodesh even during Sefirah, unless one’s way of counting Sefirah does not include Rosh Chodesh. But if you hold that it’s part of Sefirah, it doesn’t allow you to shave.August 3, 2016 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #1161543iacisrmmaParticipant
leftbrooklyn: When the first day of Rosh Chodesh Iyar falls on Friday, even those who hold the first half of sefirah take a haircut and shave.Since that Shabbos is both Shabbos and Rosh Chodesh, one may take a haircut and shave due to “Tosefes Simcha”. Please see Mishna Berurah Sif Taf Tzadi Gimmel Sif Koton Hay. This reasoning does not apply for this Erev Shabbos.August 3, 2016 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #1161544Abba_SParticipant
If you are a Sefardi then you can even shave next week , as it’s only the week of the 9th of Av that you can’t which is the following sunday.August 3, 2016 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm #1161545Neville ChaimBerlinParticipant
I thought Sphardim would even during the week of Tisha B’av since they don’t do the haircut-avoiding as a sign of mourning. I might be wrong though.
I had this exact same question as the OP; glad to see I wasn’t the only one. Yeah, the answer is apparently no.August 4, 2016 12:02 am at 12:02 am #1161546iacisrmmaParticipant
Abba_S: Sephardim usually hold only the week that Tisha B’av is actually falls in (SHAVUA SHECHAL BO). Does Tisha B’av that coincides with Shabbos (as this year) negate SHAVUA SHECHAL BO or only when Tisha B’av itself is on Sunday (when Shabbos is CHES AV)?August 4, 2016 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm #1161547Geordie613Participant
I asked this shaaloh to a Rov here in Manchester. The answer is, even this year, shvua shechal bo is only the day of the fast (10 Av) because it depends on the day we fast, not on the calendar date.
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