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Sefirat HaOmer

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* However, Piskei Shemuot (p. 62) quotes Rav Elyashiv saying that nowadays it is forbidden to shave for [[parnasa]] because it’s not considered strange to go unshaven. </ref>
# Many authorities hold that one is not permitted to shave during his custom of sefira in order to look presentable for a date. <Ref> [ Halachically Speaking] quoting Rav Belsky, Piskei Shmuos (pg 62-63) quoting Rav Elyashiv </ref>
# It is permitted to trim one's beard during sefira if it is interfering with eating.<ref>Shulchan Aruch 531:13 permits trimming one's mustache during the shevua shechal bo and nine days if it is interferring with one's eating. Piskei Teshuvot 493:7 writes that the same should apply to sefirat haomer. Nitai Gavriel Pesach v. 3 p. 280 agrees.</ref> If it isn't, there is a dispute if it is permitted.<ref>Biur Halacha 493:2 writes that anyone who can shave on chol hamoed can also do so during sefira. Since Shulchan Aruch 531:8 permits trimming a mustache on chol hamoed even if it isn't interfering with eating it would follow that the same is true of sefira. Nitai Gavriel Pesach v. 3 p. 280 leaves this unresolved. The same equation is made [ here].</ref>
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