Flowers, Bees, Torah, Touch

Stepping into an outdoor, vaccinated Bat Mitzvah

Photo by Cosmic Timetraveler on Unsplash

A few Saturdays ago, my daughter and I sat in the front row of chairs set up outdoors in a beautifully landscaped historic garden here in Philadelphia and listened, in real time, as our friend’s daughter chanted from the Torah, the ancient Hebrew scroll of wisdom, becoming a Bat Mitzvah. Her voice called out that sunny morning with…