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Why do Chernobyl* chasidim do upsherin at the beginning of the third year?

​* Including Trink, Skver, etc.

  • Skevers do this too; their rationale is to get the child used to wearing a kippah, which presumably is not done prior to upsherin, before they start wearing a tallit katan. – Noach MiFrankfurt Feb 20 '14 at 21:11
  • @NoachmiFrankfurt Presumably? – Adám Feb 20 '14 at 21:52
  • I don't honestly know, at least when it comes to kippot and the wearing thereof – Noach MiFrankfurt Feb 20 '14 at 23:01
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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.

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