Re: Upsherin

Gevaryahu@aol.com
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 14:03:31 -0400 (EDT)

Perets Mett wrote:
<<By the way, upsherin (opsherin if you are a litvak) is just the Yiddish
for having a haircut. In some circles the custom is not called upsherin
but "makhn peiyos" - 'creating sidecurls.'>>

That custom is applied in Meiron in Lag Ba'Omer and is called also "chalaka"
from the Hebrew "chalak" = 'smooth'. As the head is smooth after the haircut.

Gilad J. Gevaryahu