Thursday, May 22, 2008

Lag ba'Omer Haircuts


Thursday night/Friday is Lag ba'Omer, when those who have been observing the first days of the Omer cease their mourning observances.

There is some debate as to the status of the evening of Lag ba'Omer. Some authorities rule that one may shave already that evening, although others say to wait until the next morning.

Weddings are generally prohibited on the evening of Lag ba'Omer, except when Lag ba'Omer day is Friday, so that there isn't much time on the day itself.

Each community should follow its minhag on these matters.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 493:3; Mishneh Berurah 493:10-11)

Have a great day,

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