Do you think that I should grow a beard? How important is it in Judaism to have a beard. Do you think that growing a beard will give me good luck?


Most certainly.

A beard evokes the thirteen attributes of mercy, and brings down blessings for success. These attributes draw forth from Hashem’s unlimited, infinite mercy and has the ability to bring infinite Bracha in this finite and limited reality of the world.

The Rebbe writes: “If you would have listened to me about the thirteen Tikkunei Dikna [the beard]… you would have already seen a tangible change in your Parnasa, evident even to the physical eyes.” “Growing a beard is a special Segula to draw down Hashem’s Brachos in abundance, in quantity and in quality. Thus, anyone who needs additional Brachos from Hashem in matters of health, finances, and even more so spirituality, must surely very much hold on to this development.”

The beard is a part of the Tzelem Elokim (G-dly image) and when removing the beard, even according to those who permit it in certain ways, this person lacks the G-dly image.

Equally important, perhaps more important, is a fact that according to many great Halachic authorities not growing a beard is a severe prohibition in the Torah. Even according to the opinion that one may shave, there are serious issues with the Kashrus of the shavers available on the market



Teshuvo “Tzemach Tzedek” (Yore-Deah, par. 93), as well to his Sefer “Yahel-Or” on Tehillim (in the Miluim, on the verse “Vehu Rachum,” p. 626). Igros Kodesh 26: 155. Ibid. 10:311

See at length Sefer Hadras Panim Zaken.