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Meaning of Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Remember what the celebration is really about.

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Visitor Comments: 30

(30) Keren Hannah, March 8, 2010 3:30 PM

Love you Lori!

Great! "Keep it simple, beautiful & meaningful"! May many hear and take it to heart.

(29) Anon, April 17, 2009 3:33 AM

Im not jewish but i was really inspired by this for a project im doing.I think it teaches a lesson to a lot of people to remember the true meaning of things, jew or on jew

(28) Anonymous, January 21, 2009 10:59 AM


even though i may not be a je i totaly agree with this!!! thanks

(27) s, August 13, 2008 4:17 AM


very true that we should remember the meaning of the bar mitzvah and that it's more than a party

(26) Gary, June 18, 2008 11:02 PM

cite your sources

Nice Lori. However, a little disingenuous. When mentioning someone's work one should be accurate and mention the author by name (b'shem om'ro). Moreover, his contribution to your d'var, at least in this context, is as deserving of mention as is the contribution by Rav Soloveitchik. It seemed to me as if you wanted to use the idea but were not anxious for people to look further into the book. The book was Putting God on the Guest List and it is written by Jeffrey Salkin. B'shalom, Rabbi Gary Robuck, Sydney Australia

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