Firemen’s Beards During Sefirah


Two years ago, Rav Menachem Perl, rov of Israel’s Fire and Rescue Commission, ruled that although beards interfere with the proper sealing of air masks, firemen with beards need not shave until the level of danger involved was determined.

This year, Rav Perl announced an interim protocol allowing firemen to shave the area adjacent to the neck during Sefirah, since, halachically speaking, it is not part of the beard.

{ Israel}


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