top of page

Pulling Out Hairs Without Explicit Intention on Shabbat

Updated: Feb 9, 2022

The Daily Halacha Moment - Pulling Out Hairs Without Explicit Intention on Shabbat 🧔

״כל השונה הלכות בכל יום - מובטח לו שהוא בן

העולם הבא״ (נידה עג ע״א, מגילה כח:)

“Anyone who studies Halachot every day is guaranteed that he is destined for the world-to-come” (Megilla 28b, Niddah 73a)


May one do an action that will pull out hair without explicit intention? (for example removing a bandaid)


One may scratch the inside of his nose or ears even if one may pull out some hairs while doing so.[1]

One may wash his face even though one may pull out some beard hairs in the process.[2]

It is very praiseworthy to refrain from stroking one’s hair or beard on Shabbat because one may pull some hairs while doing so. However, strictly speaking it is permitted to do so.[3]

One may remove a Band-Aid on Shabbat even though one may pull out some hair while doing so. However, one who doesn’t have an absolute need to do so on Shabbat, should wait until after Shabbat to take off the Band-Aid.[4]


[1]. Halichot Olam, vol. 4, pp. 21-24, 234.

[2]. Halichot Olam, vol. 4, p. 25.

[3]. Yabia Omer, vol. 5, O.C. 30. However, it is praiseworthy to refrain from doing so. See also in Kaf HaChaim 393:127.

[4]. Halichot Olam, vol. 4, pp. 204, 235; Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 4, pp. 370, 404.

📲 The Daily Halacha Moment is written exclusively for this broadcast so when forwarding please include the link! 😊

Netanel Aminov

Founder & Author Of The Halacha Moment

🌟 Today's Halacha Moment is dedicated:

🕯 Leiluy Nishmat:

Mishael Ben Frecha

Efrat Bat Aushra

👰🏼🤵🏼 Shidduch:

Ariel Ben Dorit

Yitzchak Ariel Ben Rivkah

David Ben Shoshana

💯 Hatzlacha:

Aminov Family

🗣️ Want Your Friends/ Family to Be Part of This Amazing Broadcast?

👇 Click Below 👇

Want to sponsor the Daily Halacha Moment (Maaser May Be Used, only $25)?

🗣 reply to this message/txt 305-707-7259 visit

if you would like to sponsor the Halacha Moment and help us spread Halacha throughout the world!

🤩 Comment on this Halacha Moment and let us know how it impacted you.

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page