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When my newborn daughter became gravely ill, I found strength in the first Torah portion I ever chanted
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Women fought for a ceremony to mark a Jewish girl’s passage into womanhood. Now the ritual’s meaning is often lost amid flashy parties and clothes.
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Every 13-year-old who faces the Torah has a tough code to crack. For parents, the code may be even tougher.