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Is it mandatory for a man to have a beard?




















According to biblical Judaism, only the natural full beard is legal...


Now here is an added story to back things up...

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2 Samuel 10...
1 And it came to pass after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his stead.

2 And David said: 'I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness unto me.' So David sent by the hand of his servants to comfort him concerning his father. And David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord: 'Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David sent his servants unto thee to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?'

4 So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

5 When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them; for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said: 'Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.'
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Now, if it was "legal" to shave your face, why wouldn't David just say this? He didn't say this because one is not allowed to shave off their facial hair.

Maregaal
11/7/2011