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A Head Start

The food that a child eats and the air that he breathes have an important impact on a child. Likewise, the actions of parents have an effect on the child. Here, however, we learn that even the parents’ conduct before the child is born play an important role in the child’s development.
Parenting; Parenthood, Hair Covering, Tzniut, Lubavitcher Rebbe
A Head Start
Disc 127, Program 507

Event Date: 18 Elul 5742 - September 06, 1982

The food that a child eats and the air that he breathes have an important impact on a child. Likewise, the actions of parents have an effect on the child. Here, however, we learn that even the parents’ conduct before the child is born play an important role in the child’s development.

As the Talmud relates, Kimchis, a woman who declared “The walls of my house have not seen my hair,” merited to be the mother of seven high priests, because her hair was never exposed.

A lesson in the importance of modesty in the home and on the street, and a reminder that parents’ actions have an effect on their children that lasts into adulthood.

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Yisroel Cotlar Cary, NC May 28, 2014

There are countless talks and letters where the Rebbe speaks to men about their responsibilities and how their spiritual development affects the atmosphere in the home.

Both are very much needed as expressed in this letter of the Rebbe.

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Anonymous May 25, 2014

What's the husband's part? So the onus is on the woman to be covered always. is there ever a time the Rebbe speaks to men about their conduct, and they way a woman needs to be treated? So many men I know get a big fat "F" as to their conduct as a man, as a husband, as a father. I'd like to hear what the Rebbe demands of the man of the house. Reply

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