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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #135 on: May 07, 2015, 03:47:43 PM »
Because there is an issur in the torah called lo silbash?
You do realize what you just walked into, don't you?
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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #136 on: May 07, 2015, 03:58:18 PM »
You do realize what you just walked into, don't you?
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Where exactly does Lo Silbash end?

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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #137 on: May 07, 2015, 04:29:42 PM »
You do realize what you just walked into, don't you?
Except the gemara explicitly discusses cutting your beard with scissors and it clearly does not fall under the rhubric of lo silbash.

FTR, I do have a beard. I just don't get when people turn a singular belief that they have into the be all and end all when in the scheme of things it's not that critical. Like somehow shaving is equivalent to undergoing a sex change. Or chalav stam is the equivalent of not keeping shabbos (it's at worst an issur derabanan (yes I understand there is a chashash tarfus, but if not for the issur derabanan we wouldn't be choshesh))
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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #138 on: May 07, 2015, 04:53:51 PM »
Yes, shaving is on the same spectrum as gender reassignment surgery. It's chopping of your man-parts. Drinking cholov akum/stam, however, is not comparable to chilul shabbos. I think where you are losing me is that you think I am stam just comparing a small issur to a big issur just for shock value. I am not.

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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #139 on: May 07, 2015, 05:20:02 PM »
Yes, shaving is on the same spectrum as gender reassignment surgery. It's chopping of your man-parts. Drinking cholov akum/stam, however, is not comparable to chilul shabbos. I think where you are losing me is that you think I am stam just comparing a small issur to a big issur just for shock value. I am not.
It could be that you think you're not, but you actually are
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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #140 on: May 07, 2015, 05:21:25 PM »
It could be that you think you're not, but you actually are
Get out of here. Maybe you think you're not the Crown Prince of Siam but you actually are.

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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #141 on: May 07, 2015, 05:24:09 PM »
It could be that you think you're not, but you actually are
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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #142 on: May 07, 2015, 08:29:56 PM »
I'm still confused as to what your issue with shaving is.
Is it a halachik issue? Alts lo silbash or lo saschis?
A medical issue? Biological?
Something else?
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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #143 on: May 08, 2015, 12:50:55 AM »
Something else?
Hockey playoffs you are forbidden to shave while your team is still playing.
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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #144 on: May 08, 2015, 01:13:10 AM »
I'm still confused as to what your issue with shaving is.
Is it a halachik issue? Alts lo silbash or lo saschis?
A medical issue? Biological?
Something else?
Shhhh. You'll never win. Freddie will fight you till death. Even if hes wrong.
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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #145 on: May 08, 2015, 01:14:51 AM »
Shhhh. You'll never win. Freddie will fight you till death. Even if hes wrong.
He was only wrong once. That is when he thought he was wrong.
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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #146 on: May 08, 2015, 01:16:54 AM »
He was only wrong once. That is when he thought he was wrong.
     I dont think he ever thought that...
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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #147 on: May 08, 2015, 01:17:16 PM »
Except the gemara explicitly discusses cutting your beard with scissors and it clearly does not fall under the rhubric of lo silbash.

FTR, I do have a beard. I just don't get when people turn a singular belief that they have into the be all and end all when in the scheme of things it's not that critical. Like somehow shaving is equivalent to undergoing a sex change. Or chalav stam is the equivalent of not keeping shabbos (it's at worst an issur derabanan (yes I understand there is a chashash tarfus, but if not for the issur derabanan we wouldn't be choshesh))
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Re: Gentlemen: Charge your shavers!
« Reply #148 on: May 20, 2015, 06:19:52 PM »


For those saying that you can't make a proper living with a beard. I knew Rabbi Weiss A"H personally, a true example of Torah Ugedulah Bemakom Echad. A yid a Talmid Chacham and together with that a very successful business man and a true Ba'al Tzedakah.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2015, 06:38:56 PM by Achas Veachas »
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