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Chin musings

Chin musings

I read with interest your Dec. 15 article on beard shearing and Matisyahu, before and after (“Rabbis scratch chins over singer’s shave”).

I thought it might be of interest that there is a relatively new book titled The Beard in Jewish Law: Halachic Imperative or Kabbalistic Stringency?, by Rabbi Eliyahu Touger (Ktav). Perhaps there are readers who would like to peruse it and learn more about the issue.

Rabbi Ron Isaacs
Temple Sholom

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