The Imrei Emes explains the community simchah at a bar-mitzvah (and especially BTYA’s participation in Yehudah Bryk’s bar-mitzvah!) as being due to another ben-chiyuvah “joining the pack”, sharing the “burden” of areivus where every Jew is responsible for all Jews (as in “R’ Naftali Bryks”). Thus, the entire K’llal is happy to welcome another areiv in our collective responsibility.
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Emor 5779
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About the Author: Lev Seltzer
Lev Seltzer has been a member of Beis Tefillah from just a short time after its founding. He currently manages the BTYA.org website, and can be found every morning in the BTYA "Vasikin Room" where he is the gabbai of the minyon.