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  • Rite of passage is not a free pass

    By Rabbi Jan Katzew

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    About a year ago, I received a call from a motion picture marketing executive who asked me to preview the soon-to-be-released "Keeping Up With the Steins," a "commentary" on b'nai mitzvah as they are celebrated in North America.

    My interest was piqued: A mainstream movie about the...