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Parashat Matot/Mas-ei (July 18, 2015)
by Bettijane Eisenpreis

YEARS AGO, when I decided to have an adult bat mitzvah, picking a week in which to have the ceremony posed a problem. My birthday is August 6 – not the best time to read from the Torah before an audience of family and friends. Most of my family and friends would be on vacation. Also, the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and the Beth El Chapel were not yet air-conditioned. So, I put it off a month. That was fine, I thought, until I looked at the Torah portion for that week: Ki Tavo. I must have turned an interesting shade of green. The reason can be seen in the selection above. Mothers eating their babies — oh, dear!

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