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My Daugher's Bat Mitzvah

What I do on my child's special birthday.

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Visitor Comments: 18

(18) Anonymous, May 3, 2012 4:01 AM

Thank you. I was just about to give up and go to sleep. My daughter's Bat Mitzvah is tonight/tomorrow I know what I'm going to do!!! Thanks for bringing so much meaning into my/our lives!!!

(17) Anonymous, January 20, 2011 4:13 AM

i agree

on the day of my daughters bat mitzva b4 her party i took her out to school to bake challas

(16) Anonymous, October 19, 2010 4:38 AM

Thank you for your inspiration

Dear Mrs. Palatnik, Your video about your daughter Malky's bas mitzvah brought tears to my eyes. Not surprising because your book, Friday Night and Beyond, was a major link on my journey to become frum. I referred to the book many times and dreamed of creating a home dedicated to serving Hashem (esp on Shabbos)... Today, 14 years later, I am living that dream with my own family in a wonderful frum community in NJ. Thank you for having such a positive, meaningful and direct impact on my life! May you continue to share your gift with all the (soon to be frum and already frum) Yidden in the world. PS I will take your advice to heart when my daughters (one named Malky) become bas mitzvah. Mazel Tov! -DL

(15) Anonymous, October 17, 2010 9:30 AM


One comment may have been misleading to those who don't know. Lori sd. that when a boy turns 13 that's when he starts to wear tefillin (I paraphrase here). Actually, boys begin with a hanachat tefillin (first laying of tefillin ceremony) a month before their bar mitzva and continue donning tefillin from that day. Boys, or their parents who heard the short video, may not realize that there is a lovely opportunity to take on the mitzva early, so as to be comfortable and prepared at the time of turning 13.

(14) Anonymous, October 15, 2010 7:15 PM

mazel tov! im"y i hope one day to be able to do some of the beautiful things you spoke of on my childrens bar/bat mitzvahs!

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