By Rachel Geizhals
The Rise of the Wimpel
Jake Steirn’s bar mitzvah will take place in 2011, and his mother, Dawn, is thinking about the synagogue service, the trip to Israel and the wimpel. The wimpel, a decorated ritual cloth that binds Torah scrolls, has long been a tradition with Yekkes, Jews of German descent. The Steirns are not Yekke, but they are…
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