Entries in bar mitzva (4)
The phenomenon is growing. Instead of renting a hall, hiring a photographer, and dancing with friends, the bar mitzva boy forgoes all that and travels with his father (or parents) to Beis Chayeinu where he has an aliya in the Rebbe’s minyan. * How does this work? What is involved? What do the bar mitzva boys have to say about this?
This amazing story began nearly forty years ago with the Rebbe’n Erev Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, Rabbi Dovid Rosen, the Rebbe MH”M’s shliach in Moshav Magshimim, near Yehud, celebrated the bar-mitzvah of his son, HaTamim Menachem Mendel Rosen
Heishke celebrated his bar mitzvah in the small village of Dorokhova. This was the first and last simcha with his parents and sisters. * One can practically sense the fluttering of his heart as he says the maamer…