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6 -- UJF -- February 22, 1980 Bar Mitzvah at 73 BY DAVID SCHWARTZ (Copyright 1980, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.) Henny Youngman, the famous one-liner comedian celebrated his bar mitzvah at the age of 73 last month. It seems that some unhappy circumstance in his family when he was 13 prevented his celebration then and now he has made up for it. It might be asked why, if he couldn't have it at 13, he didn't have it a year later. Why did he wait until his seventies? His answer is that he needed the time to memorize his speech. That is understandable. When the Bar Mitzvah makes a speech, it is not like the President of the United States. The President of the United States can read his speech. But the Bar Mitzvah is not allowed to read his speech. He must memorize it. Being Bar Mitzvah late in life is not so strange, really, as it might appear. Schmaryahu Levin once said that many Jews are Bar Mitzvah e.t 60, not 13. And that is a great line, too. The fact is that Schmaryahu Levin, the great Zionist, was famous for his one liners and they are all original. Once, for instance, Levin was in an East Side restaurant and the waiter brought a fish dish. Levin looked at the fish. "Waiter," Levin called out. "Take this back and give it to me in two dishes -- the fish separate and the flies separate." Levin in his statement that many Jews are not Bar Mitzvah until 60 meant to say that some Jews are late in realizing their Jewish consciousness. At 13, the Jewish youth says, "Today, I am a man." But after 13, we still have a good deal to learn. There is the story of the young fellow who after graduating college returned home and throwing his diploma on the bed, exclaimed, "Educated, by gosh." But education goes on and on. Maybe 73 is a good time for a second Bar Mitzvah or maybe we are still too young then. The rabbis of old said that God creates the world anew every day. With a new world every day, obviously, we must learn con- stantly. 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Gathering [or the grand opening of the Jewish Community Center Game Room are (from left) Joseph Costin, Ezra Landres, President of the Jewish Community Center; Solly Coleman, Morris Sayetta, Cecil Blum, president of Brith Sholom Center and Louis Hornstone. Brith Sholom Center donated the funds for the construction and equipping of the Game Room. JCC, Plan Purim Masked Ball The Jewish Community Center am Hannah Sennesh, Aviva & Rose Halprin Chapters of Hadassah are looking forward to welcoming the community to their Purim Masked Ball, to be held at the Center on Saturday night, March 1. Local Synagogues are participating in the event, which will begin at 9:30 p.m., after the reading the the Magillah. Tokens distributed at the Synagogues will make those attending eligible for a door prize at the Ball. (While the Ball is only for adults, every family member will get a token at the synagogue.) Tickets to the Ball are available now at $6. They'll cost $7 at the door. Simchas ,. 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