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The white beard

he beard is the only hair that grows vertically from above to below, which represents the flow of Divine energy into the world.

The white beard

Orthodox Jewish US Navy sailor can keep his beard temporarily

De Liscia lost his "no-beard chit" after which the Navy told him to regularly shave his beard or else face “substantial punishment."

Orthodox Jewish US Navy sailor can keep his beard temporarily

IDF soldiers petition Supreme Court against beard prohibition

Soldiers point to dozens of senior officers with beards, and assert prohibition discriminates between religious and secular soldiers.

IDF soldiers petition Supreme Court against beard prohibition

Soldiers given 10 days in prison for refusing to shave their beards

6 IDF soldiers sentenced to 10 days in military jail for refusing to shave their beards.

Soldiers given 10 days in prison for refusing to shave

'I say you can be religious soldier and also shave; Now shave.'

Southern Command human resources officer Col. Alon Matzliach orders soldier: 'I think one can be a religious soldier and also shave beard.'

'I say you can be religious soldier and also shave; Now shave.'

Order to 50 soldiers: Shave by Sunday

'Beard exemption' for 50 religious soldiers denied, after having been issued without problems for past year-and-a-half. 'What changed?'

Order to 50 soldiers: Shave by Sunday

IDF doesn't recognize 'Traditional'?

IDF soldiers defining themselves 'Traditional' and not shaving during Omer period forced to shave or jailed.

IDF doesn't recognize 'Traditional'?

Soldier jailed over beard to be released for Independence Day

IDF soldier sent to military prison for growing beard during Omer will be released to be with his family on Israel's 70th.

Soldier jailed over beard to be released for Independence Dayplayer

Soldier jailed for growing beard

Combat soldier imprisoned for 20 days for growing beard during counting of the Omer. IDF: 'Soldier does not maintain religious lifestyle.'

Soldier jailed for growing beard

IDF Chief meets with rabbis amidst tensions

In the wake of tensions in the IDF between the army brass and the religious soldiers, IDF Head met with rabbis to repair wounds.

Chief of Staff and rabbis meet to defuse tensions

52 combat soldiers commanded to shave

"I was in shock. Why are they forcing me to choose between two values which I believe in?!" Commander freezes order pending investigation.

52 combat soldiers commanded to shave

IDF beard rules are just to make things difficult

During heated discussion, Personnel Directorate head admits army changed rules because it didn't like seeing bearded soldiers.

IDF: We changed beard rules to make it as difficult as possible

Dep Def Min: Won't make religious soldiers shave

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan describes how 'army is pulled by Supreme Court instructions' and was forced to publish shaving rules.

Deputy Defense Minister: Religious soldiers won't have to shave

IDF: Not a real army if everyone has a beard

IDF spokesman clarifies: 'No desire to hurt feelings. Religious soldiers should approach their commanders'

IDF spokesman: Not a real army if everyone has a beard

IDF beard storm: Recognize this face?

Religious soldiers are outraged by new anti-beard order - and it turns out even the defense minister had one.

IDF beard storm: Recognize this face?

High Court Freezes IDF No-Beard Rule

A new order forbidding secular soldiers from growing beards is on hold until High Court considers a motion filed against it.

High Court Freezes IDF No-Beard Rule

ISIS Beard Shaving Ban to Make 'Human Shields'

Mosul residents face jail or lashes for shaving - or not being able to grow - a beard, but residents reveal it's just a ploy.

ISIS Beard Shaving Ban Meant to Make 'Human Shields'

US Army Permits Kippah and Beard for Soldiers

New US Department of Defense directives allow religious soldiers to request exemptions as long as approval doesn't hinder missions.

US Army Permits Kippah and Beard for Soldiers