Hello and Shabbat Shalom!
The theme of my speech is perseverance and strength
You may notice that I look a little different from your typical Bat Mitzvah. Unfortunately. I was trying to coordinate my cast with my dress, and while its not a perfect match, this color is still perfect for Spring! Everyone should get a cast. It is in Vogue this season.
As I believe most of you know, I broke my elbow and was required to have surgery. But one positive thing came out of it. I was able to pick all of the colors of my casts. Of my 6 different colored casts, I think the purple one was my favorite. Just my personal recommendation.
In spite of this cast, I feel grateful to be here today in front of my family and friends. I would thank my parents, the Rabbi, the Cantor, the teachers and Nurit, of course.
My Bat Mitzvah has been a very long process of training. The last few weeks have been very busy with preparations for this event, and as you can see I have been quite limited in what I can do, but this has not stopped me from being here for today. If anything, I was kind of “stuck” in one place!
I know how blessed I am, and there many others who are not as fortunate as me. Many of these people live in this area.
The end of this Parsha is also the end of the book of Leviticus.