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amother
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Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:21 pm
My son went to school the other day wearing three pairs of tzitzis. He told me about it as we were walking to the cheder. He was also wearing his black Agent Emes hat from last Purim. My son is 6 years old.

I asked him why he put on three pairs of tzitzis. He said,
"Because then I get THREE mitzvos every second, instead of just one. "

Aha.
So, I'm usually the kind of mother who rolls with things like this so I kept on walking.

(Even so, if you saw me on the street with my son and his Agent Emes hat, and too many tzitzis strings sticking out, you might have thought us a strange pair, but I digress. )

I asked him where he got this idea from. He told me that last year, when they were learning about gedolim, he asked his Morah why Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg looked so big. And his morah said that Rav Scheinberg wore 100 pairs of tzitzis, and that made him look much bigger.

So I went into Mommy mode and said to him, "You know what made Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg a gadol? It wasn't because he wore 100 pairs of tzitzis."

"It's not? " my son asked, confused.

"No. He was a gadol because of how much Torah he learned and because he cared about every single person in Klal Yisroel... And it's because he always SAID THE EMES." I had to shout the last few words because he had already run off. He ran up to another kid and immediately whipped out a pen, pointed it at the kid and said "Hands up! This is a laser pen!"

So what do you think? Is this a gadol in the making?
Ps. Today he is wearing 6 pairs of tzitzis.
PKL
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Iymnok




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:23 pm
Maybe.

How many spare pairs of tzitzis do you have in your house?
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Thisisnotmyreal




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:23 pm
Every yid's a big Tzaddik.
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kenz




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:24 pm
Absolutely! Continued nachas!
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Chayalle




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:24 pm
Sounds like wearing Tzitzis is what makes your son feel big and important.

My nephew (same age) likes looking like a Totty. Like he wants to wear dark pants, white shirt. He would wear his Totty's old hat to school if only his Mommy would let him. My DD bought him a belt as a Chanukah gift last year - he loves it, it's like the big boys. (His Mommy lets him wear it on special occasions.)
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amother
DarkCyan


 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:26 pm
Have I got a shidduch for him! LOL
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amother
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Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:32 pm
Iymnok wrote:
Maybe.

How many spare pairs of tzitzis do you have in your house?


Who knows? Not me.
We are a "boys family" so we have plenty of spare pairs.
Of course, in the past, I would always have to remind him to put on tzitzis. And he could never find a pair in the morning. But somehow, this morning, he found 6.
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amother
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Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:33 pm
amother DarkCyan wrote:
Have I got a shidduch for him! LOL


Do tell...does she wear 3 pairs of socks?
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amother
Outerspace


 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:35 pm
amother DarkCyan wrote:
Have I got a shidduch for him! LOL


Lol the girl who flipped out in sem!!!

OP, much Nachas from him!
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amother
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Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:38 pm
amother Outerspace wrote:
Lol the girl who flipped out in sem!!!

OP, much Nachas from him!


Yeah, well, I know they are encouraging boys to date older girls now, but he's only six. So she will have a while to wait...
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amother
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Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:40 pm
PKL?
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amother
DarkCyan


 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:47 pm
amother OP wrote:
Do tell...does she wear 3 pairs of socks?

We have a 3 year old here who is very makpid on kisui rosh. She's always asking me and her older sisters to tie her tichel. Now, if we could only get her to get dressed after baths, we'd have a future rebbetzin in the making.

So nu, what do you think?
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Bleemee




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:48 pm
Thanks for the laughs on here πŸ˜„
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amother
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Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:48 pm
amother DarkCyan wrote:
We do have a 3 year old here who is very makpid on kisui rosh. She's always asking me and her older sisters to tie her tichel. Now, if we could only get her to get dressed after baths, we'd have a future rebbetzin in the making.

So nu, what do you think?

Mamosh, a regular Kimchis! It sounds like a perfect match!
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Bleemee




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 4:49 pm
Chayalle wrote:
Sounds like wearing Tzitzis is what makes your son feel big and important.

My nephew (same age) likes looking like a Totty. Like he wants to wear dark pants, white shirt. He would wear his Totty's old hat to school if only his Mommy would let him. My DD bought him a belt as a Chanukah gift last year - he loves it, it's like the big boys. (His Mommy lets him wear it on special occasions.)

I love the belt idea πŸ˜‚
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amother
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Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 5:02 pm
Chayalle wrote:
Sounds like wearing Tzitzis is what makes your son feel big and important.

My nephew (same age) likes looking like a Totty. Like he wants to wear dark pants, white shirt. He would wear his Totty's old hat to school if only his Mommy would let him. My DD bought him a belt as a Chanukah gift last year - he loves it, it's like the big boys. (His Mommy lets him wear it on special occasions.)


You're probably right!
And this mommy does let him wear a black hat..
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amother
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Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 5:03 pm
amother Steelblue wrote:
PKL?


Yup. I edited the OP.
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effess




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 5:24 pm
Sounds like he’s already a gadol!

Tons of nachas and continued good laughs!
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amother
Steelblue


 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 6:18 pm
amother OP wrote:
Yup. I edited the OP.

Love your work! Keep writing Thumbs Up
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shanie5




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Nov 21 2023, 8:57 pm
Question for the future gadol:
Do you make 1 brocha for ALL the tzitzis, or 1 brocha per pair of tzitzis?
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