By Inna Rogatchi, Israel National News—
The Covid pandemic has turned our lives upside down.
For observant Jewish families, all spiritual peaks of our traditional year have transformed into something completely new, unexpected, unknown
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But it is not only our holidays which we are trying to keep on an even plane, with more or less success. In many Jewish lives, such crucial events as Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah have been muted into some completely new experience for the second year now.
Each family adapts to it in its own way. Parents, siblings and relatives are trying their utmost in a frantic effort to make these odd substitutional Bar and Bat Mitzvahs as celebratory as possible.
And the children. In big families in particular, having witnessed their older brothers and sisters’ previous Bar and Bat Mitzvahs celebrated in the way we knew it, the children whose Bar and Bat Mitzvah are to be celebrated during the pandemic are in such a challenging situation.
Alltogether, it poses a truly tough challenge to every observant Jewish family world-wide. How to handle it? What to do? To create something truly memorable for our children that they would bear with them all their lives, being proud of it and cherishing it forever.
As happens often in life, the toughest drama can also produce the most powerful overcoming. There are so many ways for doing.that. In the special cases when people in question possess the richness of our tradition and the depth of their own inner selves, this overcoming reaches different levels altogether. Continue Reading…