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B’nai Mitzvah: Celebrate sunrise prayer with breakfast outdoors

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/bar_and_bat_mitzvahs/article/bnai_mitzvah_celebrate_sunrise_prayer_with_breakfast_outdoors_20061117

If you were in Jerusalem at the crack of dawn on a Monday or Thursday, you would see dozens of bar mitzvah boys davening by the Western Wall, being taught to lay tefillin for the first time. In Persian families this practice includes a morning prayer service and a breakfast for close family and friends.Since the b'nai mitzvah ceremony is rife with spiritual meaning, a lovely way to start the sacred day is an early morning gathering to greet the sunrise.

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