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Satmar Rav and Klausenberger Rebbe: Upsherin In The 3 Weeks?
The halacha is one cannot take a haircut in Shavua She'Chal Bo, from the Sunday until after Tisha B'av. Although our minhag is not to take a haircut starting from Shiva Asar B'Tammuz the Mishna Brura says in the name of the Chayei Adam that this does not apply to a child who should refrain only in Shavua She'Chal Bo.
Even if you are machmir in general with haircuts for children, if your minhag is to wait until a boy is three years old to cut his hair (Upsherin or Chalaka) you are permitted to do so until Shavua She'Chal Bo writes the Nit'ei Gavriel b'Shem the Klausenberger Rebbe. Even though this is a simcha it is a simcha shel mitzvah and is permissible. The Mishnas Yaakov in the name of the Satmar Rav says it is better to either do it before the three weeks or wait until afterwards.
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