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This Kippah Could Save a Kid’s Life

Mom of 5 Chanie Apfelbaum came up with a simple, clever idea to notify others that her son has severe allergies: an “allergy alert” kippah. Full Story

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Brilliant
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Brilliant

Idea

Wow!
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Wow!

Very ingenious!

Anon
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Anon

Is there one for autistic kids???
Way to go….

Ikippah Rocks
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Ikippah Rocks

Best kippahs in town.

what about girls?
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what about girls?

My grandson age 8 could use one but also my granddaughter age 3.

Girls
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Girls

Can we make a headband or necklace for girls?

A Tichel?
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A Tichel?

any idea for a girl with allergies?

Smart
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Smart

What a brilliant idea!!
Cute kid also:)

Smart
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Smart

Good for boys. What about for girls?

need one on a big bow for girls
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need one on a big bow for girls

bow manufactures…one for girls in same design…really necc. and important

Photo!!
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Photo!!

Great photo! Was it taken by STP Designs?

smart
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smart

but instead why don’t you customize and put pictures. of all allergic foods? or the most dangerous ones

Schneur
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Schneur

Don’t put a snake on a yarmulke!
You could use Hatzalah’s logo instead

Chani apfelbaum
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Chani apfelbaum

Smartest mom! Best chef/ blogger

I have an idea for girls!
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I have an idea for girls!

It’s called a watch, people with diabetes wear this watch and this way they know what to do with them…

Take out the snake
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Take out the snake

It’s a beautiful idea I encourage it a lot at the same time I would say to remove the snake same way we do not have it on the Hatzala Logo.

The reason why we do not believe in the snake is because it became an Avoda Zahra, people thinking that it was the snake that cured Everyone by the plague. However the snake was really meant everyone should look up at it but look up towards the Heavens to pray to Hashem. Therefore our rabbis told us to remove the snake, because people took the wrong idea.

So creative!!
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So creative!!

Chanie, you did it again! Slam dunk! You amaze me over and over again. You are ka”h brimming with talent and creativity. Thank you for this wonderful idea it will surely helps keep boys with allergies safer and allow worried parents to breathe a bit easier.

Logo
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Logo

Hats off to you, Mrs. Apfelbaum (pun intended).
May I suggest you simply remove the snake from the staff?
Have a look at the way Crown Heights Hatzalah did the same on their ambulances, pursuant to the Rebbe’s guidance.
This is especially so as these yarmulkas are intended for young children.
Thank you for this potentially life saving project!
Have a look: https://www.google.com/search?q=Crown+heights+Hatzalah+logo&client=ms-android-att-us&prmd=nimv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjfsZTfgI7VAhUk9YMKHVYtDdwQ_AUICigC&biw=360&bih=560#imgrc=_

creative
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creative

Ginues! Is there one for autism?

How would he feel?
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How would he feel?

B”H
It’s a nice idea to protect your son but do you really think he will appreciate people going over to him and flipping over his yarmulke?? Don’t you think it would make him feel uncomfortable? Can it just say – ask me? Or have pictures of the foods?

Genius
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Genius

Kol Hakavod!!

Nechash HaNechoshet
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Nechash HaNechoshet

The symbol with the snake comes from the incident in the midbar when people were bitten by snakes. Hashem told Moshe to put the snake on a stick and everyone should look up at the snake, and then put their trust in Hashem to heal them. If that’s what Hashem said, why should it be a problem?

Great idea!
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Great idea!

But what about for girls?

COLORS TO MATCH
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COLORS TO MATCH

as long as it has the allergy emblem, why can’t the yarmulkas be made in a variety of colors (keeping the emblem same but the background – yarmulka material – any color) and also variety of fabrics – cotton, velvet for dressier, etc ?

Zag
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Zag

Great idea, may I add that you put his name on the Kippa as well. Just in case the boys exchange Kippa.

Not a new idea
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Not a new idea

There’s a kid in my community who’s had a yarmulke like this made with fabric paint by his mother for a while. It also lists his allergies on the outside so you can see them right away. His mother made it.

for girls
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for girls

use a cap/hat/bow/
gr8 idea why look at the bad Side of it but name in the inside isa good idea

I love the idea!
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I love the idea!

And agree with the commentators that the snake should be removed, and the list of specific allergies could be on the outside (maybe even on a thicker edge) or on the back.

For girls
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For girls

There is a necklace that u get or bracelets that have the symbol for people with allergies. Ask your local doctor….

such a genius
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such a genius

This woman is a real genius and her idea brought tears to my eyes. And the other mother who also did it.

Mr. Concerned
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Mr. Concerned

BS”D a serous thing, even nut free nosh for ex made in a
machine that made nut nosh could be a danger to such a child, hopefully they outgrow the allergies

Amazing idea
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Amazing idea

what a caring creative mother keep it up!

To #22
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To #22

Poster #18 quotes an article where it mentions that Rabbi Bisritzky received a message from the Rebbe to temove it.

We know that the copper snake Moshe Rabbeinu made was later destroyed due to the Yidden treating it like an idol.

Nice...
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Nice...

It’s not quite aesthetically pleasing to have a Kippa that looks like an emergency Kippa. You can iron stickers with allergen information inside. If it is that urgent, your child can wear a medical tag.

ikkipah
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ikkipah

Sarale and Dina U guys ROCK!!!!!!
May U both continue ur great work……and much continued success!!!!

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