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Bat and Bar mitzvahs becoming more about celebration and less about ritual

Bar and bat mitzvahs are a rite of passage for Jewish adolescents, and in recent years the celebration has sometimes overshadowed the religious ritual. A new nationwide program is trying to re-shape these coming of age ceremonies and a Chicago-area synagogue is taking the lead. WBEZ contributor Monique Parsons reports. Photo: Flickr/AudreyH

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