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Daniel's big day approaches
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BARMITZVAH
By Richard Wolfson
While Daniel prepares for his Bar Mitzvah, learning a portion of the Torah in Hebrew, Richard looks forward to the day when his son is welcomed into the Jewish community as a man. Ruth wants a party afterwards, but Richard balks at the cost. She is determined.

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Michael
The Rabbi featured is my own local Rabbi and a close family friend. A couple of years ago, I decide to re-learn my hebrew, and the Rabbi was an excellent teacher. When I spoke to him about this video he remembers being very frustrated with the speed of progress the boy was making. Mind you, as I can testify from personal experience, learning your barmitzvah piece is very stressful; mostly, this 'stress' comes from Jewish Mothers! 'How did it go, today?' 'Let me hear you,' 'Is that all?' and the old favourite, 'It's only a few months/weeks away, you know! [hey - shrug - what ya gonna do?!]

Maria
Very interesting . I'm trying to find infomation on Jewish people for my homework and this was very helpful. Thanks




Title:
BARMITZVAH
Contributor:
Richard Wolfson
Length:
2.16 mins
Date:
18 Dec 1996
Source:
Video Nation UK
Country:
England - South East
Location:
Hampshire
Categories:
Belief
Celebrations
Identity
Teens


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