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Leaving Home at Age 6

For his entry in Tzivos Hashem's 'Power of Jewish Children' contest, 10 year old Shmuli Matusof of Madison, Wisconsin, writes about leaving home at the age of 6 to attend a Jewish school, 3 hours away. Full Story

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Sooo Beautiful
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Sooo Beautiful

What a gorgeous kid inside and out!

unbeliveble
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unbeliveble

i had tears reading such a beautiful story. I wish all the shluchim great hatzlocho and only yidishe chasideshe nachas from there children

miryam swerdlov
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miryam swerdlov

shmuli, this is great
i was your Mother’s morah, many years ago…and i am sooo proud of her and of YOU. your mesiras nefesh brought tears to my eyes. May your vision of thousands wearing Shabbos clothes going to shul come true very soon.
I am sure the Rebbe is VERY proud of you.
YOU are a GREAT soldier in the Rebbe’s army.

miryam swerdlov
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miryam swerdlov

ps. you have your mommy’s eyes………..

Wow
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Wow

What a nice letter from such a young boy. P.s chabad ouse, is spelled house!Lol

Very cute
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Very cute
Moshiach NOW!
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Moshiach NOW!

Hashem look at your kinderlach, and their mesiras nefesh,, isnt it time to bring Moshiach already??

go shmuli!!!
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go shmuli!!!

thats my cousin…!!!!

really beautifull
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really beautifull
Wow
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Wow

All the Mattusof children are amazing ka”h!

Ka'h
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Ka'h

What a dugma chaya

Mattus Children!!!!!!
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Mattus Children!!!!!!

that is what i call a shliach!!!

beautiful
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beautiful

naches

that is so beautiful!!!
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that is so beautiful!!!

To see more great artwork and talent, to ask questions and find out more about the conest, like the competition fan page on http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=142013622518298#!/pages/The-Power-of-Jewish-Children-Competition/142013622518298

Good luck to everyone!

Wow!!
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Wow!!

Simply amazing! Yashar Koach!

beautiful!
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beautiful!

Shmuly, you see surely making the rebbe proud!

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wow
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wow

Amazing boy and ADORABLE!

9 yrs old
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9 yrs old

the article says shmulis older brother went away from home at 6. Shmuli himself went at 9.

go shmuli!!!!!
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go shmuli!!!!!

WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!

wow
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wow

that is an amazing story

go shmuli
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go shmuli

hope you win :)!! you deserve it!!

SO ADORABLE!
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SO ADORABLE!

WOW! HIS PARENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO HAVE MUCH NACHAS FROM THEIR “LITTLE” ONE!

To #5
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To #5

One of the unusual sights in Madison is the Saturday football games. The stadium is very close to our Chabad house

wow
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wow

wow!
this kid is a tzaddik!

I have questions
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I have questions

That is beautiful. I have a practical question though … who is this little boy living with? Does he have family in chicago he boards with? I know many very young children were sent from home to learn in jewish day schools and yeshivas not available in the town of the shluchim parents. But I’m not sure why in this day and age a child this young is not being homeschooled by the parents, or on the Online Shluchis School? If more information could be given it would better help those of us who also have to make a decision… Read more »

ADORABLE
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ADORABLE

SO BEAUTIFUL AND ADORABLE!!!!!! SO CUTE! MAY HIS PARENTS HAVE MUCH NACHES FROM HIM!!!!

BEAUTIFUL!
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BEAUTIFUL!

P.S FROM HIM AND FROM ALL THEIR CHILDREN

B3
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B3

Wow, Shmuli! Great Job! I’m happy to hear that got to go to Chicago finally.

-Your best teacher!

to 26
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to 26

He was home-schooled till age 9, then he really wanted to join his brother in Chicago (two years older than him).

cutie
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cutie
Cheder Chicago
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Cheder Chicago

If I were to send my son away from home young, Chicago is the place. Very devoted principals who care for every child. I have a son there now.

go chicago!
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go chicago!

es so cute

hey shmuli! :) :) :)
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hey shmuli! :) :) :)

from a staff member in Montreal!

you rock!
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you rock!

Shmulie you rock!
from a cheder student

Wow!
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Wow!

I’m 35 years old, not raised frum, and can only aspire to such maturity, emunah, chesed, and such great sensibilities of malachkite and menschkite.

I’m just starting in my life…:).

Anyway, you’re doing the right thing – getting and building a strong foundation for avodah Hashem and Am Yisroel, like how we start our day strong with tefillin, etc.

We are all going to be very fortunate for your service. Also, great job, parents AND kehillah chinuch, together! Thank you for the sacrifices you all make to do it “right”.

YOU ARE AN EXCELENT PERSON, KNOW IT!
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YOU ARE AN EXCELENT PERSON, KNOW IT!

dear boy, you ´ve great thoughts. I believe you are going to to great things, and, if you are there, its because you have a mission, a shlijus to do there. That Twelve Hundred taht are there, are needing you. You can teach them what the Rebbe said; teach what you have learnt.
Know this; NOBODY can match what YOU are doing. Keep strong, HaShem is with you, and the Rebbe taught you what you have to do, so: CHAZAK UBARUCH!

Delsih!!
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Delsih!!

This kid is yummmm!

13 year old point of view
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13 year old point of view

Thats why i think i want to bring up my kids on shlichus (besides the fact i want to go on shlichus for many other resons) because most children born on shlichus and have the proper chinuch at home grow up realy good! i mean they see other people doing things wrong [ex: “… saderday football game…” ] its totally wrong in their eyes. But unfortionly in crown hights half the education is from home and half the invirement and freinds. so when a avradge kid sees his/her freinds doing some thing wrong, its not THAT bad, why cany they… Read more »

proof he is on shlichus
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proof he is on shlichus

see number 36 well actually all of these comments!

to #39 and everyone else
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to #39 and everyone else

Another fringe benefit is that usually they can write a sentence without 22 spelling/grammar mistakes. You obviously went to Oholei Torah. Be proud that you were raised with Chinuch al taharas Hakodesh! Not all Shluchim’s children have that luxury. Be a chassidishe yid and go on shlichus for the right reasons. Only then will your children turn out the way you want them to. Rabbi Yona and Feigy Matusof are true chassidishe yidden that live with mesiras nefesh today as they did 25 years ago. It is for this reason that they are zoche to such beautiful and chassidishe children.… Read more »

A real shliach
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A real shliach

Shmuli, I loved your story! As a friend who has had the good fortune of spending more than a few Shabbosim with you and your family, I know your enthusiasm and dedication to your mission as a shliach. You have taught me sooooo much and with such chesed. You give all of us nachas! You are truly Chabad!

shmuli was in my learnig class
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shmuli was in my learnig class

shmuli was in my learnig class and he was the best in class

go shmuli!
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go shmuli!

the matusof family is the most amazing family EVER!

Beautiful story
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Beautiful story

I loved your story, Shmuli! Your story let me understand what its like going away to Cheder Lubavitch. Thank you for sharing our life. I am very proud of you! I can tell by your heart, you are a member of the Matusof family.

Congradulations...
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Congradulations...

Hi … Congradulations Shmuli…. Just read your beautiful story on Msn. Being the youngest must be alittle tough, but U are champ & a “star” as all the Matusof’s offspring shine & illuminate true kindness, tshadakah & the Rebbe’s mission in helping to lite the spark to glow….
Best wishes always,
Shalom, Judi& other Madisonites & Wisconsinites

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