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  • Apres le beard: Matisyahu takes the stage in Boulder

    December 19, 2011 | 10:42 am

    When Matisyahu, the 32-year-old Chasidic reggae superstar, appeared onstage for the first time since shaving his trademark beard, no one in the audience at the Boulder Theater seemed surprised.

    The news of his shaving had been widely discussed since the star tweeted a photo of...

  • Opinion: On Matisyahu's beard

    December 19, 2011 | 10:30 am

    On Tuesday, December 13, Chassidic reggae-star Matisyahu Tweeted:

    This morning I posted a photo of myself on Twitter. No more Chassidic reggae superstar.  Sorry folks, all you get is me…no alias. When I started becoming religious 10 years ago it was a very natural and organic...

  • ‘Rabbi, Matisyahu shaved off his beard! Should I shave off mine?’

    December 15, 2011 | 10:47 am

    As if the Jewish world doesn’t have enough problems with Iran on the brink of starting a nuclear war and the radical Muslim Brotherhood making gains in Egypt’s phased elections.

    This week we were rocked by another close shave with disaster: “Chasidic reggae superstar”...

  • Matisyahu talks about the big shave [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 15, 2011 | 8:36 am

    The reggae pop star Matisyahu sent a Twitter message to his followers Tuesday morning announcing that he has shaved his beard.  The video below shows a smooth-cheeked Matisyahu, explaining to New York’s WYNC radio station why he decided to shave his beard.

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  • Bigger than the beard, Matisyahu move marks ongoing spiritual journey

    December 13, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    The world’s most famous Chasidic Jew has shaved his beard.

    With a declaration Tuesday morning that he was “reclaiming” himself, Jewish music star Matisyahu—a.k.a. Matthew Miller—shaved his signature beard and wrote, “No more Chassidic reggae superstar.”

    The musician posted two...

  • Gillibrand presses Army on beard policy

    March 16, 2011 | 10:35 am

    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Army to modify a regulation banning facial hair in order to allow rabbis to serve as chaplains.

    “It is my understanding that a review of this policy is currently under way at the Department of Defense,” Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) wrote recently to...

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