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A theoretical question: If a young person (a boy for example that is 13 yrs old) that happens to be very short (not because of any physical disability) wears a normal size tallis katan it will be very long on him. May he wear a tallis katan that doesn't have a proper shiur for a normal person and make a bracha on it and still fulfill the mitzvah?

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Isn't the halacha that the size is one that if a small child would go out with this beged alone he would be covered? – sam Oct 25 '12 at 22:20

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