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Josh is a (the) Man!

Bar (בַּר) is a Jewish Babylonian Aramaic word literally meaning 'son' (בֵּן), while bat (בַּת) means 'daughter' in Hebrew, and mitzvah (מִצְוָה) means 'commandment' or 'law'. Thus bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah literally translate to "son of commandment" and "daughter of commandment".  According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions and become a bar mitzvah.

Well, for Josh, he has not only been accountable for his actions since a young age, but  I got to see it first hand.  Josh's father told me the story that Josh had to deal with tremendous adversity when he was young suffering a horrific skiing accident that exploded his insides.  Shattered all kinds of bones and tore him up inside.  The doctor's said he may never walk again.  Well, not only did he walk, he became a star athlete in Lacrosse 

On the day of his Bar Mitzvah, Josh had to deal with some adversity during the service, and not only did he handle it, but he handled it like a "Man" .   If overcoming all these difficult obstacles doesn't say "Man", I don't know what does. 

The party that night was nothing short of fantastic. . . . from Slushee machines, to Lacrosse decorations, to a chocolate fountain and pinatas. . . .

Congratulations Josh on all your successes. . . you're "the" man!

by Michael Clemens