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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?
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.