Barmitzvah

Fantastic four prove medics wrong

By Nathan Jeffay, September 27, 2011

It was the barmitzvah that defied medical science.

When Yael Mizrahi found out that she was pregnant with quads 13 years ago, her doctor told her there was a "very low chance" that they would all survive.

"I was shocked when I learned I was having quads because I didn't have fertility treatment," said the Jerusalem mother in an emotional interview recently.

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Schepping nachas on Google's barmitzvah

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

Mazel Tov Google, today you become a man.

The internet search giant is celebrating its 13th birthday today and has marked the occasion with a party-themed version of its iconic logo.

The company was founded by two Stanford University students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both of whom came from Jewish families.

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A fashionable batmitzvah speech

By Jennifer Lipman, September 20, 2011

Is it a spoof? Maybe, maybe not. In a video timed as the world's most stylish mark fashion weeks around the globe, a batmitzvah girl prepares for the big day.

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Death delays barmitzvah

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 9, 2011

A barmitzvah service was interrupted at Prestwich Hebrew Congregation on Shabbat after the death of Tina Shaw, daughter of its long-serving caretaker.

The 37-year-old was found dead on Saturday morning in the flat adjoining the synagogue building where she had lived with her family for more than 20 years.

Energency services arrived at 9am and the barmitzvah boy and his family, who are Cohani

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Social climbers reach their peak in Scotland

June 24, 2011

Twenty-one Glasgow community members scaled 884-metre Scottish peak The Cobbler on Sunday in aid of the UJIA Ethiopian bar/batmitzvah twinning project.

The ascent includes sections where climbers have to scramble up slopes but despite appalling weather conditions, the group completed the challenge.

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The Saturdays wish a barmitzvah boy Mazel Tov

By Jennifer Lipman, June 23, 2011
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Stars from Louise Redknapp to Olly Murs and the girlband The Saturdays have helped make sure Scott Simon's barmitzvah will be an unforgettable event. Find out who else wished the Stanmore schoolboy a hearty mazel tov on this special occasion.

The video was made by Scott's aunt, filmmaker Lucie Hass.

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Barmitzvah boy is Scottish Cup-holder

By Stephanie Brickman, May 27, 2011

Barmitzvah boy Michael Barnett lifted the Scottish FA Cup trophy on Sunday, the day after his beloved Celtic defeated Motherwell 3-0 in the final.

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Cup-winning barmitzvah boy

By Stephanie Brickman, May 27, 2011

Barmitzvah boy Michael Barnett lifted the Scottish FA Cup trophy on Sunday, the day after his beloved Celtic defeated Motherwell 3-0 in the final.

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A barmitzvah with liver (not chopped)

By Jennifer Lipman, May 26, 2011

A man has celebrated the barmitzvah of his liver.

Toronto academic Frank Bialystok underwent a liver transplant in 1998.

Thirteen years later, he decided to mark the organ's birthday with a traditional Jewish coming of age ceremony.

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Barmitzvah at long last

By Jessica Elgot, May 12, 2011

Hollywood producer Branko Lustig, 78, has won two Academy awards, with prestigious production credits on Fiddler on the Roof, Sophie's Choice and Schindler's List. But the one thing Croatian-born Mr Lustig never had was a barmitzvah.

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