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Becoming a Bar Mitzvah

A Treasury of Stories

An inspiring collection of bar mitzvah stories demonstrate how moving, diverse, humorous, and uplifting the ritual is.  The stories are fast-paced and full of energy.  The continual change of subject and location allows each story to grab the reader’s mind and emotions.

280 pages | 6 x 9

Religion: Judaism


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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
 
1. The Undefeated
2. A Wealthy Man
3. The Harvest
4. Justice
5. Down But Not Out
6. Second Time Around
7. A Joyous Bar Mitzvah
8. A Dixie Bar Mitzvah
9. Children of Chernobyl
10. Hear O’Israel
11. Chayei Sarah
12. All the World’s a Stage
13. An Unexpected Bar Mitzvah
14. It takes a Village
15. Faith
16. Stepp’n Up
17. Never Too Late
18. The King’s Equal
19. Brooklyn Projects
20. From Baghdad to Beth Israel
21. #22
22. Seven Bar Mitzvahs and a Wedding
23. The right Stuff
24. Dor L’Dor
25. Desert Snow
26. A Survivor’s Story
27. A Strong Connection
28. Redemption
29. An Unlikely Setting
30. The Panama Canal
31. Mitzvah 99
32. The Flood
33. The Singer
34. The Suit
35. Children of Captivity
36. The Dreams of My Father
37. A Good Time
38. Twins Times Two
39. The Hidden Child
40. Evacuation
41. Jewish Mirror
42. Valedictorian
43. A Long Time Comin’
44. Dosvedanya
45. Down Under Times Four
46. Man to Man
47. On a Mountain Trip
48. A Bar Mitzvah Among Strangers
49. A Father’s Reflections
50. My Inspiration
 
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