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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rites of Passage

I went to a Bar Mitvah ceremony recently and as I sat there learning and observing and taking in the family's pride and support and the focus on being a better person it occured to me that there should be ceremonies like this for young ladies and young men, maybe more secular but still as meaningful because it would involve family, friends and the community.

At the reception there was a candlelighting ritual where the young man asked all the people who were close to him and had some significant role in his becoming a bar mitvah light a candle. These included his parents and his brother, but it also included his friends, a cousin, an aunt, a teacher -- it's the village concept.

Anyway, food for thought.

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