Monday, November 8, 2010

(NEWS) WWII Veteran, 91, Celebrates Bar Mitzva In Jerusalem

"Kotel ceremony arranged by retired Israeli ambassador who met Hans De Leeuw at war veterans event where he expressed interest in the ritual.

A 91-year-old Dutch Jew who fought the Nazis in World War II has marked his bar mitzvah, the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony — decades after the traditional date.

Hans De Leeuw says he was 'shaking' during the service — usually meant for 13-year-olds — at Jerusalem's Western Wall on Sunday."

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