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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
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Halacha - lo silbash
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Are men allowed to use "shaving cream FOR MEN"? (SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR MEN) if not because of lo silbash, why its not the norm for women to use " shaving cream FOR MEN''? (SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR MEN)
Answer: I don't see why there should be any issue of Lo Silbash on shaving cream. Obviously, the act of shaving itself for men presents its own isues.
posted:2014-07-04 16:04:27  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - cutting mens eyebrows..
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Is it permitted to cut mens eyebrows if not plucking out hairs (no tweezer is involved) ?
Answer: It is permitted for a man to trim his eyebrows with a scissors.
posted:2011-01-22 22:42:37  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - shaving body
Submitted by sarah  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: can my husband shave his lower area?
Answer:

Not with a razor because of lo silbash, it is a feminine behavior.

posted:2010-01-03 21:28:18  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - shaving body
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: is it permissable for men to shave the genital area
Answer: Not with a razor.
posted:2009-12-22 16:34:22  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - lo silbash
Submitted by marvin  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: can I take a cream that will get rid of white hair ?(its not a dye,it just gives you melanin which is a loss of vitamin that comes with age) Thanxs in advance.
Answer:

According to many Poskim there is an issur d'oraisa for a man to dye white hairs. Since I am not aware of any source or conclusive reason to differentiate between dye and melanin, I don't see any grounds to be lenient. If the melanin would keep black hairs from turning grey, it seems that it should be permitted.

posted:2009-02-24 08:50:52  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Body Hair Removal - Men
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I am extremely hairy. I know that my wife does not like it and I myself always feel dirty. I considered removing it but was told that it is ossur because of Lo Yilbash. Then I learned that the same applies to beards. I found out that most Rabbis don't go according to that because they say that since women don't shave their face - so Lo Yilbash does not apply..I was wondering if the same applies to shaving parts of the body that women generally don't grow hair. Also, I was wondering if times change and it becomes the norm for Men to do what only women in the past used to do..does it become permissible, since the concern for mistaken gender no longer applies?
Answer:

It seems to me that you should be allowed to remove you excess body hair with a scissor or electric shaver due to a combination of factors in Halacha, but not with a razor.

Shulchan Aruch YD 182 writes that a man may not remove the hair from his armpits and pubic area even with a scissors, but from other parts of the body it is only forbidden with a razor. However, the Tzemach Tzedek extends the prohibition of cutting with a scissors even to the face, as you mentioned. Additionally, Shulchan Aruch writes that if it becomes common for men to also remove their body hair it is no longer prohibited because of lo silbash, and the Prisha extends this to a situation where goyim remove the hair and Jews do not while other seforim disagree. This would seem to be the circumstance here, because it is common for many goyim to shave their chests. Furthermore, Shulchan Aruch stipulates that issur is only when shaving for beauty and not for health issues. While Shalom Bayis and "feeling dirty" may not fit into a strict definition of "health issues", there is a fascinating teshuva in Shoel u'Meishiv on the topic. There was a young man whose hair suddenly tuned white on one side of his head and face and he suffered extreme anguish and embarrassment from the condition. While other Poskim disagreed, the Shoel u'Meishiv permitted him to dye the white hairs black.

So it seems to me that while none of these considerations by themselves are conclusive, the combination should permit you situation as long as you don't use a razor which creates the potential of an issur d'oraisa.

posted:2009-02-10 11:14:36  (0) comments   email to a friend


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