Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ali E. Flisek

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Eric Pate, left, gives Marine Col. Craig Kozeniesky a haircut in the parking lot at Sendai Airport, Sendai, Japan.

And I’m stuck this year, because I didn’t get around to getting my haircut before the 9 Days, never mind before the 3 weeks. Now it’s the hottest part of the summer, and I’m shaggy. The worst part is when I run to shul in the morning and my hair get wet from perspiration and I’m always worried about the moisture getting into the little scrolls inside my tefillin.

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Come to think of it, the Women of the Wall have much longer hair than mine – how do they manage? Maybe they don’t run to shul.

Which is why the seminary girls were able to show up before they did, and take up the whole place…

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