Grandpa was never bar mitzvahed; it was wartime, and life was difficult. It’s been a regret his whole life. Many years later, it’s his grandson’s time to go through the Jewish ritual of coming of age. The father suggests that they be bar mitzvahed together. They study together, recite together, and celebrate together.
Carolyn Arcabascio is an accomplished artist who illustrates for books, editorial, and animation. She enjoys painting faces, color, and nature illustration, and works traditionally as well as digitally. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two high-maintenance terriers.