Rabbi ‘first in UK’ to have a post-lockdown haircut

THE Government chose Monday, the first day of Rosh Chodesh Iyar, as the day to allow hairdressers and barber shops to re-open.

This caused halachic problems for many Orthodox Jews, who have varying customs as to when not to cut their hair during the period of the Omer between Pesach and Shavuot, which commemorates the plague that afflicted Rabbi Akiva’s pupils.

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