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  • In defense of the big fat bar/bat mitzvah party

    April 20, 2016 | 1:41 pm

    I took my first baby steps into bat mitzvah planning earlier this year, and I had a lot of feelings — but mostly a twinge of nostalgia. Somehow, a girl who was once a toddler with a furrowed brow, a desperate love of Little Bear and a staying-asleep problem is going to lead an...

  • A Ukrainian City’s Coming-of-Age

    By Daniel MacIsaac

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's not too often that a 13-year-old boy can change the world -- or at least the world in which he lives.

    So, it is difficult to underestimate the significance of the recent bar mitzvah of Menachem Mendel Moskovitz, known as Mendel.

    As the eldest son of the Venezuelan-born chief...