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Obama talks Torah, Malia's bar, bat mitzvahs at Union for Reform Judaism

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD.--President Obama talked about the Torah portion for this week and daughter Malia's attendance at bar and bat mitzvah's in his speech to the Union for Reform Judaism on Friday.

"Now, since my daughter Malia has reached the age where it seems like there's always a Bar or Bat Mitzvah -- -- every weekend, and there is quite a bit of negotiations around the skirts that she wears at these Bat Mitzvahs -- -- do you guys have these conversations as well? All right. I just wanted to be clear it wasn't just me. What time you get home.

"As a consequence, she's become the family expert on Jewish tradition. And if there's one thing I've learned from her, it's that it never hurts to begin a speech by discussing the Torah portion. It doesn't hurt," Obama said.

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