Saturday, January 7, 2012


According to the Torah, when a boy turns 13 he needs to keep all the mitzvos (commandments). One of these 613 mitzvos is to wear Tefillin. Teflillin are to be worn by men everyday to remember the exodus from Egypt. Within the Tefillin are the four passages where this commandment is specifically instructed in the Torah. They are also the most visual achievement of a boys Bar-mitzvah and their wearing at this time is a source of great pride for the bar-mitzvah boy as well as his family. Congratulations to Noah and his dear parents who I know quite well. His father was not only my English teacher in high school but has been a role model, good friend and a huge source of inspiration for me in my life.

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