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It was vulgar, crass, thoroughly unspiritual, and my parents spent far too much money for all the wrong reasons. And yet--something happened in spite of that. Through the long process of preparing for my bar mitzvah, I learned that I was Jewish and received the barest taste of what that might mean. Years later, I would come to know more, much more.

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This quote is linked to the event -€“ Bar, Bat Mitzvah

Source Notes: Quoted in Eric A. Kimmel, Bar Mitzvah: A Jewish Boy's Coming of Age (1995).

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