Whenever Jews come together in honor of a lifecycle event, it is a simchah.
While the Ukraine was the birth place of the Chassidic movement, Poland and especially the Galicia area soon became the hub for most Chassidic activity after only two generations.
You glance through your mail, and there it is - an invitation to a simcha. It could be a chasuna ora Bar Mitzvah.
In last week's column, I published a letter from a young family who had started life as secular Jews and later became ba'alei tshuva.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/mazal-tov/2007/06/27/
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