May 10, 2010
From Alef: 13-Bar Mitzvah Season
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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