Shaving during three weeks
20 July, 2003
Thank you for a wonderful and informative website that keeps getting better and better.
During the 3 weeks, is a woman allowed to shave her legs, underarms… and to tweeze her eyebrows?
Thank you in advance for your help.
During the three weeks a woman is forbidden to remove any facial or body hair, just as a man is. However, for the purposes of mikvah she should prepare in her customary fashion. Please ask further if there's a particular health or extreme aesthetic issue for you. There is an opinion of Rav Moshe Feinstein that married women and woman of marriable age can shave their legs.
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