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Elsewhere: Resurrecting Hazaz, Passover spirituals, bat mitzvah to intermarriage

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Jews in L.A. land:Los Angeles’ Jewish community has offered much to the city, including an array of complicated individuals, Rosemary Jenkins writes. (City Watch L.A.)

From bat mitzvah to intermarriage: Emma Sarran, 28, is planning her bat mitzvah and her interfaith wedding at the same time. (The Frisky)

Passover’s popularity: From Orthodox to unaffiliated, over 90 percent of North American Jews sit down to a Passover seder, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson writes. (Huffington Post)

Resurrecting Hazaz:Haim Hazaz was once one of Israel’s most prominent writers. Since, his reputation has waned, but his work is no less incisive and enduring, Darren Pinsker writes. (Moment)

A little Passover music: Through singing Yiddish songs about freedom, a young African-American convert reclaimed part of his own heritage — Negro spirituals. (Tablet)

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