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1  Religion / Indian-Jewish Customs / Re: shabbat blessings on: February 02, 2007, 10:16:18 AM
Thank you thats very helpful. My daughter will be the first young woman in my family to make Bat Mitsvah. My mother is Beni- Israel from Karachi though her family originally from Mumbai and I don't think girls took part in that much. If there is any other aspect of Shabbat specific to Beni-Israel I would love to know and include it in our family practice.

Thank you again

2  Religion / Indian-Jewish Customs / shabbat blessings on: February 01, 2007, 05:51:22 AM
My daughters Bat Mitsvah is approaching and our Rabbi - of a US Conservative synagogue suggested that we could add in some prays from Beni-Israel community of my mother if I knew any. I'm afraid I don't know that much but do remember when I was in India on Friday along with the candle lighting and bread there was a blessing to go along with dates and bananas - I was told it was to have a fruit  from a plant that lives long and one from a plant with a short life. Does anyone know what this blessing is?

Thank you

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