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Haircut or nailcut on Motzei shabbos

Rabbi Ari ShvatCheshvan 7, 5772
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Question
Hi Rabbi Something I have wanted to know for a while that keeps coming up once in a while: On motzei shabbos one shouldn’t have a haircut or cut nails for kovod shabbos as he should rather have did it before shabbos (I also would like to know the sorce for this). But on a year like this with shabbos following yom tov are those things perhaps permitted as there would not be any disgrace to shabbos as we could not perform them before shabbos because of yom tov?? Thank you very much
Answer
Shalom Dovid, I couldn’t find any source for such a custom, and actually have never heard of it. My educated guess is that because it’s brought down not to cut one’s nails or hair on Chol haMoed, to ensure that you do so on erev Yom Tov to honor the holiday, maybe someone thought that it’s proper to do so regarding Shabbat, as well. Nevertheless, the poskim don’t mention the custom, and if someone needs to shave on Motzai Shabbat, he obviously may do so, whether he shaved on erev Shabbat or not (even though he should have). Therefore, it’s obviously allowed when Shabbat falls after Yom Tov. With Love of Israel, Rav Ari Shvat
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