and on Shabbat morning he read from his Parsha Beha'alotcha at the Chabad synagogue and in the evening celebration at the new beautiful gala hall at our new Jewish Community Centre ( once one is somewhat a Socialist, remains a Socialist). My son asked me not to speak about Israeli politics in my speech, so I didn't but I did propose a L'Chaim to Gideon on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah and to peace in the land of Israel for the young and the older generations in this year 2013. Whatever develops in the Middle East effects our Jewish community here and means we care about our families and our connection to Israel. All in all the socioeconomic and foreign policies vary in Israel and Diaspora, as it did beginning with Menachem Begin in the 70's, however the continuum of celebrating the Jewish milestones does not change.
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