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Regarding those that put on Tefilin one month prior to their Bar Mitzva - Tzitz Eliezer 13:10 - U'Chiyadua says that it is done since it was unclear whether one who is born in a year where there is one Adar, and becomes Bar Mitzva in a year where there are two Adar's when his Bar Mitzva is, therefore they put on Tefilin in Adar1 even though they celebrate ...
Nitei Gavriel Taspores 2:1:2 says the source of those who do it at 2 is based on Braishis 21:8 "Vayigdal Hayeled" and Rashi says that was at 24 months. Also Shmuel-1 1:22.
The rationale behind it is that Tehillim describes a lifetime as seventy years in the verse ימי שנותינו בהם שבעים שנה ואם בגבורות שמונים שנה (90:10.) Thus -- the reasoning goes -- 83 is 13 years into your "second lifetime" which is as good an excuse for a kiddush as any. I do not know of any source for it prior to the twentieth century or of any book ...
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