July 17, 1996 - Issue: Vol. 142, No. 105 — Daily Edition104th Congress (1995 - 1996) - 2nd Session
CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH BRACHMAN; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 105
(Extensions of Remarks - July 17, 1996)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1304] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH BRACHMAN ______ HON. MARTIN FROST of texas in the house of representatives Wednesday, July 17, 1996 Mr. FROST. Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to bring to the attention of my colleagues a very special day for Sarah Brachman of Fort Worth, TX. On August 24, 1996, 13-year-old Sarah will have her Bat Mitzvah A Bat Mitzvah is a milestone event for every Jewish child at the age of 13. It marks the passage from childhood to adulthood according to the Jewish religion. During a Bat Mitzvah, the child will lead her congregation in services and will read from the Torah. While the occasion of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is always significant, this one carries extra weight and meaning. Sarah is a child with Down syndrome who, with the support of her family and community, has studied for years in order to be able to lead her congregation's services on this momentous day. This Bat Mitzvah is a tribute to the will and perseverance of a loving child who has overcome significant handicaps to accomplish wonderful things. ____________________