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#1 Dan

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 06:32 AM

Although the source (for the source) is somewhat sketchy (afaik), assuming you are "noheg" not to cut nails on Thursday; does this apply when Thursday is Erev Chag?



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 08:57 AM

Can you cut at ALL during Chol HaMoed?


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 11:39 AM

Can you cut at ALL during Chol HaMoed?

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:03 AM

I thought it was Wednesday because the third day from then is Shabbos...



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:24 AM

I thought it was Wednesday because the third day from then is Shabbos...

I also thought so.. but:
http://hebrewbooks.o...39&st=&pgnum=61
http://judaism.stack...r-cutting-nails
https://halachablog....ing-to-halacha/

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:18 AM

It says the Aruch Hashulchan states it's fine to cut them on Thursday.  I always learned Wednesday, not Thursday.  Why are they counting Thursday as a day?



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 04:21 PM

It says the Aruch Hashulchan states it's fine to cut them on Thursday.  I always learned Wednesday, not Thursday.  Why are they counting Thursday as a day?

It starts growing immediately after cutting? I guess

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 08:17 AM

It starts growing immediately after cutting? I guess

 

Davka not.  Filing has it grow immediately (and is actually the preferred method of shortening your nails health wise (not health wise, I can't think of the actual word)) but cutting with clippers/scissors stops the growth for three days.

I was bored once when getting a manicure and asked the lady about it.  She said to never cut your nails with scissors anyways, so I asked my dad if filing is a problem and he said if that's what they told me, then it's not.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 01:30 PM

Interesting. I have no idea then :)

Edit:
Wait. Cut it Wednesday. Starts growing Saturday. Problem, no?

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:20 AM

Interesting. I have no idea then :)

Edit:
Wait. Cut it Wednesday. Starts growing Saturday. Problem, no?

RIGHT.  That's why I was always told (or told when I started having nails and stopped biting mine) not to cut on WEDNESDAY because three days from then is saturday, as opposed to Thursday.  

But then I was thinking about it more, and I realized that maybe it's like counting the days for a bris...if the baby is born at 1 in the afternoon, the bris is the same day in the following week because the day he's born it's already considered day one (as opposed to at night which would make it the next calendar day), so maybe this is considered the same thing?



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:09 AM

Cutting nails is an incredibly lucky halacha.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:50 AM

But then I was thinking about it more, and I realized that maybe it's like counting the days for a bris...if the baby is born at 1 in the afternoon, the bris is the same day in the following week because the day he's born it's already considered day one (as opposed to at night which would make it the next calendar day), so maybe this is considered the same thing?

Right, which is what I meant previously. But you said it's wrong because it doesn't start growing that day. Unless you're not counting days of growth, rather you're counting 3 days from when its cut.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:06 AM

"Biting, however, is permitted."

 

Would it be permissible to cut your hair by biting?






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