"It was always my desire to fulfill the dream that my father and grandfathers had," Marks said. "For years, older men weren't afforded the opportunity because it wasn't traditional. But times have changed, and Rabbi Alfi is more progressive."
So Marks, who speaks 10 languages and was trained by his grandfathers who were both rabbis, is scheduled to be bar mitzvahed Sept. 20.
"He's definitely the oldest," said Alfi. And she's never heard of a Holocaust survivor having a bar mitzvah.
Marks' story is a fascinating read. http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/1227581.html -via Fark
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