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November 18, 2006
July 16, 2012 4:34 PM
if you keep a mitzvah, nothing bad will ever happen to you because of it!
As a child I had a friend who would kick a ball or ride a bike but wouldn’t keep a kappel on his head as I did.
He said “my mother says if you keep a kappel on the whole time, it makes you go bald”.
When I was about 9 years old, my wonderful teacher, Rabbi Yisroel Beaton shlit”a was told us a story about a great person who was once bullied by a group of big evil doers.
Those evil doers were goyishe soldiers who were making fun of him, just because he was a Frum Yid. They said he could be Frum only if he would walk between 2 lines of soldiers who would not let him run away, so he started walking. As he walked, his kappel slipped off his head.
As he bent down to pick it up, the soldiers turned around their long rifles and hit him with the hard butts. The story inspired me to keep my kappel on whatever I did. Later on in life when I started working amongst goyim, I still always made sure that I had my head covered.
I always knew that having an odd feeling because I’m the only one with something on my head was a lot more comfortable than, chas vesholom, being beaten with a rifle butt!
I remember seeing my old friend when he was about 24 years old. Even though he did not cover his head, he was so bald that he looked like an egg-head!
I am happy that I have not gone bald at nearly 60.
Maybe the whole reason why Hashem has done this kindness to me is so that one day I would meet my old friend again and tell him a few things.
I would want to say to him:
“What they told you as a child that wearing a kappel makes you go bald is NOT true!”
I would want to tell him that my family have a history of going bald, but it was NOTHING to do with wearing a kappel.
I would tell him that I have ALWAYS worn a kappel through all the years.
If I met him now I would lift my hat and show him that, Boruch Hashem, I still have a full head of hair right to the front of my head!
I would tell him if you keep a mitzvah, nothing bad will ever happen to you because of it!
April 21, 2010 5:18 PM
Always wear a kippah!
March 1, 2008 2:38 PM
Very funny and... rather surprising. My husband pretty much enjoyed it. Thanks,Silene
June 14, 2007 12:09 PM
March 22, 2007 11:36 AM
funny funny funny, wonderful , made me laugh so much and brightened my day, keep up the good film work
December 24, 2006 10:31 AM
Wonderful! Every man should be soooo lucky!
November 20, 2006 11:01 AM
Vanity, vanity, all is vanity . . .
November 19, 2006 12:47 PM
These films always keep me amused and raises my spirits when I am down in the "dumps".Bless you.
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