Thursday, 12 January 2012

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads

"Twelve members of a breakaway Amish group have pleaded not guilty to charges of beard- and hair-cutting attacks within their community.

They are accused over five incidents in which the beards and hair of Amish men and women were cut, an act particularly offensive in Amish culture.

It is alleged that an internal religious dispute involving a group led by Samuel Mullet motivated the attacks."

For background on 'Bishop' Mullet, see Beard-Cutting Attacks Throw Spotlight On Amish Sect. See also Amish on Wikipedia, and The Amish (1938).
"Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard." (Lev. xix, 27; xxi, 5).