Don’t Ask, Don’t Kvell

Compromise about a bar mitzvah suit? Sure. About basic human dignity? Perhaps not so much.

Stiffnecked People

We thought getting Erez to learn his Torah portion would be the hard part. Then we started planning the party.

Morey Hid a Lethal Loom

Every 13-year-old who faces the Torah has a tough code to crack. For parents, the code may be even tougher.

Today, You Are a Money Pit

But the bill for our son’s manhood became a convenient cover story for our anxiety

From Saccharine to Satire

A brief history of the television bar mitzvah

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