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Halacha - Payos
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: What is the source for a man having Payos? Is it Mideoraisa or Midrabanon?
Answer:

It depends what you mean by "having payos". It is forbidden mi'Doraisa to completely remove the hair in the area of the payos, whether with a razor or a scissors. A minimum of 5-6 mm must be left. The idea of leaving very long payos is based on Minhag and Kabbala, and is not even d'Rabannan. 

posted:2012-07-20 19:09:56


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