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Mishnayos Negaim Perek 14 Mishnah 4

נגעים פרק י"ד משנה ד׳


There are three who must shave their hair, and their shaving of it is a commandment: the nazirite, the metzora, and the Levites. If any of these cut their hair but not with a razor, or if they left even two remaining hairs, their act is of no validity.

שְׁלשָׁה מְגַלְּחִין וְתִגְלַחְתָּן מִצְוָה, הַנָּזִיר וְהַמְּצֹרָע וְהַלְוִיִּם. וְכֻלָּן שֶׁגִּלְּחוּ שֶׁלֹּא בְתַעַר אוֹ שֶׁשִּׁיְּרוּ שְׁתֵּי שְׂעָרוֹת, לֹא עָשׂוּ כְלוּם:


והלוים – at the time that they chosen for service in the wilderness (see Numbers 8:7: “[This is what you shall do to purify them: sprinkle on them water of purification,] and let them go over their whole body with a razor, [and wash their clothes; thus they shall be purified].”), but it does not apply for all generations.

והלוים. בעת שנבחרו לשירות במדבר, ואינה נוהגת לדורות: