As you're reading this, I'm on my way to Miami, via Rome, Italy. We hope to see you soon!
The third birthday is a big milestone for a little Jewish boy, for that's when he gets his first haircut and begins learning how to read. Traditionally, this is done on Lag B'Omer. Many people travel to the graves of great tzaddikim for the "challakeh", the first haircut, such as the gravesites of Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai in Miron or the gravesite of Shimon Hatzaddik in Jerusalem. Others take their children to their rabbi and spiritual guide for their first haircut. In this clip, I have the privilege of giving sweet little Itzie Kligman from Ramat Bet Shemesh his first haircut, a tearless one, Baruch Hashem. May you have much joy from your own children, the ones here and the ones on the way!