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The Oldest Diary

Parashat Ha'azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-52)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/the_oldest_diary_20001006

There is something otherworldly about the experience of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. It is perhaps the preeminent spiritual-cultural paradox in all of Jewish life. When girls and boys focus so intensely on this personal lifecycle event, each possesses a transcendent, timeless and eternal quality.

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