For these Jewish girls, it’s never too late to come of age

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BEACHWOOD, Ohio — One by one, some with walkers, some on oxygen, they approached the podium to recite Jewish prayers usually reserved for 12-year-old girls. Ten women — ages 89 to 96 — are rehearsing for their upcoming bat mitzvah, a coming-of-age ritual they never got to experience. When they were girls, Jewish custom celebrated […]

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