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Will ‘Bro Mitzvah’ find roots in African American community?

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/bar_and_bat_mitzvahs/article/will_bro_mitzvah_find_roots_in_african_american_community_20080314

Lillie Hill knew that 16 marked a turning point in her son DJ's life. And while she had looked into several African rites of passage, she believed the Jewish bar mitzvah ceremony, with its emphasis on family heritage and good deeds, gave her the best blueprint to validate her son's dedication to family, school, community and church and to pass on her family's values of education, worship and social outreach.

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