10. He wants to be in Old Spice commercials for the Super Bowl.
9. Waxing hurts.
8. He had a bet with Mitt Romney that the Bears would win on Sunday.
7. He got sick of being called a Rabbi.
6. He had put on weight and people thought he was Santa Claus.
5. He just found out that you don't need a beard to be religious.
4. The hair care products didn't last long enough to cover the gray.
3. It was itchy.
2. He saw himself on this new Bravo show and thought it was time to rethink how he observes Judaism.
1. It's easier to eat a jelly doughnut without having to worry about it getting in your beard.
Best of luck to you Matisyahu. I like your music with or without facial hair. I especially liked when you sang with the PS22 Chorus. I hope wherever your spiritual journey takes you, it takes you to the recording studio.