Immigrants mark mass bar mitzvah at Wall

Some 1,000 immigrant teens are set to celebrate their bar and bat mitvahs in a mass ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The teens, who immigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union, will be joined Thursday by families and friends, Israeli lawmakers and chief rabbis at the ceremony. Colel Chabad, a social welfare organization in Israel, is organizing the ceremony for the 16th year.

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