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Lior’s journey

ROSH HASHANAH 5777 L’CHAIM MAGAZINE birth to adolescence, young adulthood to serving as the rabbi at Roua’h Kidmah in Toulouse, France, the unfolding life of Lior Bar-Ami defies predictable patterns. “It was meant to be,” Bar-Ami says, invoking the popular Jewish sentiment as he packs up his Berlin apartment before moving to Toulouse in early September. He repeats the phrase more than once to describe his improbable journey. Born in Bünde, Germany, Lior (then Peter Blase) was raised in the Lutheran faith. His mother is German, his father is Swiss, and he spent numerous summers visiting family in Montana. This multicultural background convinced him that his identity was not limited to a particular background, birthplace or language — and explains his proficiency in English. At […]
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