The Bar Mitzvah of Solomon Robatzki by Darlene Campos

Happy holidays, everyone. Today we present another wonderful story by Darlene Campos, a writer who’s been featured in both our chapbook and this website. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it.

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The Bar Mitzvah of Solomon Robatzki by Darlene Campos

Levi Robatzki, the rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom, was scurrying around his Lower East Side neighborhood to run pre-Shabbat errands. As usual, he was continuously being stopped for questions.

“Rabbi, how often should I pray?”

“Rabbi, how often should I read the Torah?”

“Rabbi, which bakery has the best challah bread?”

“Which bakery has the best challah bread?” Levi gasped to his crowd of followers. “Any good rabbi would know it’s the one on East Houston Street!” Continue reading

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