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Hair Apparent

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/hair_apparent_20030516

According to Rabbi Tuvia Teldon, director of Lubavitch of Long Island, the root of this custom is a verse in the Torah that compares man to a tree. In Deuteronomy, it states, "A person is like the tree of a field." Just as a tree grows tall and with time, produces fruit, so it is hoped that a little boy will grow in knowledge, good deeds and, eventually have children of his own.

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