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Bar Mitzvah Boy, Mexico City, Mexico, 2004

What does it mean to become a Bar Mitzvah? Among other things, it means being obligated to carry out the mitzvot that apply to all Jewish adults. For the young man in this photograph, it means wearing tallit and tefillin and being called to the Torah. Unfortunately for him, it doesn’t mean being exempt from getting his cheeks …