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Called to the bima for the second time in his life


January 14, 2022

Marvin Friedman

Marvin Friedman was called to the Torah for the second time in his life as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Chabad of Greater Orlando.

Friedman was first called to the Torah in 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The following is a letter Friedman, a graduate of MIT, shared with MIT Hillel news.

A renewal of my Jewish identity

By Marvin Friedman

I am 80 years old and just celebrated my second bar mitzvah. This was all about reestablishing my identity as a Jew.

On Jan. 8, 2022, I was called to the Torah, 67 years after my first bar mitzvah in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1955, after which I then...

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