Month: February 2016

Why I’m emotional for my son’s Bar Mitzvah

Why I’m emotional for my son’s Bar Mitzvah

In my community, Bar Mitzvah’s are a common occurrence. People have big families as it’s one of the commandments in the Torah to be fruitful and multiply. Most families have a few boys and make Bar Mitzvah’s often. Families like mine are in the minority. […]

Getting Married-The Hasidic way

Getting Married-The Hasidic way

After our engagement was announced, the town was abuzz. An in-town match is always exciting and the news had spread like wildfire. Since I was still one of the first of my grade to get engaged, the excitement was high. As for me, it was surreal. […]