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  • How the West Was Frum

    By Penny Schwartz

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Can you imagine an Orthodox bar mitzvah celebrated in the Arizona desert soon after the Civil War -- with a guest list that includes Apache warriors, gun-slinging outlaws and a minyan imported from Tombstone?

    Robert Avrech did.

    Avrech, 57, a Hollywood screenwriter, wrote his...