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October 10, 2015 / 27 Tishri, 5776
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I So Need a Haircut

I So Need a Haircut

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.

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…

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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