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A Double Mitzvah

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/celebrations_simchas/article/a_double_mitzvah_20030509

If one follows the traditional Jewish philosophy that a lifetime is 70 years, Dr. Hy Goldman was symbolically reborn on April 22, 2000. It's a philosophy Goldman likes, and thus followed to the next logical conclusion -- that he should reaffirm his commitment to Judaism with a second bar mitzvah at the age of 83 (age 70 plus 13). That his grandson, Jason, decided to join him by becoming a bar mitzvah for the first time, at age 21, only added to the uniqueness of the occasion.

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