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From Alef:  13-Bar Mitzvah Season

by Heather Wolfson

May 10, 2010 | 2:35 pm

Featured in Alef:  The NEXT Conversation

As we started putting together Alef’s 13th issue, we realized that thirteen often gets a bad rap. Defined, simply, as “a cardinal number; 10 plus 3,” this numeric landmark is undeniably significant. But why? How did “13″ ever come to be associated with the negativity we so often ascribe to it?...

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Check out Birthright Israel NEXT’s Alef:  The NEXT Conversation.  It is a webzine that explores Jewish identity. From memoirs on “Why I Eat What I Eat” to a soul-searching narrative on serving jury duty during the High Holidays, Alef showcases the diversity of Jewish identity through stories, pictures, poems, music and more. 

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