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  1. #1
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    Jun 2004
    SF Bay Area, CA

    Smile Bar mitzvah comes 63 years later for Holocaust survivor

    Rite of passage was not held at age 13 because he was struggling to stay alive in concentration camp, where he met future wife
    Posted on Sat, Feb. 18, 2006
    By Denise M. Bonilla


    MINEOLA, N.Y. - It was "beshert."

    The Yiddish term signifying "meant to be" was the word that often passed through the lips of those in attendance at Herman Rosenblat's bar mitzvah this week.

    They were referring not only to the celebration -- an event 63 years in the making -- but to his wife, Roma, and the amazing story of how they got together.

    Rosenblat, formerly of Long Island and now living in Florida, celebrated a bar mitzvah at Congregation Beth Sholom Chabad on Thursday with more than a dozen well-wishers in attendance.

    At age 76, he was one of the oldest to celebrate the event at the temple.
    More at link:http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/...s/13904835.htm

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    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    What a wonderful story, LinasK!

  3. #3
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    Aug 2003
    That is a story to make one smile and also cry. How wonderful for this family.

  4. #4
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    Jul 2004
    What a wonderful story. I am sitting here with tears running down my face, and I still say that!
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  5. #5
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    Nov 2004
    O.K. I told this story to my oldest 14 years old and even he said AHHHH that is so nice. Those two people were really meant to be together.

    I can't believe that I even got that from him, we both thought it was very nice and touching.

  6. #6
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    Mar 2005
    In a place called Vertigo
    What a beautiful and touching story. I'm saving it. It is nice to read something special once in awhile. What a joyful event for such a deserving family.