”Magical Moment”: Argentine President “Adopts” Boy

The president of Argentina "adopted" a young Jewish man as part of a century-old tradition involving the seventh-born children of immigrant families. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner described the experience of symbolically adopting Yair Tawil as a "magical moment" on her blog. The custom was linked in some reports, including on NBCNews.com, to an old legend that seventh sons are cursed to become werewolves at age 13, but that myth was not mentioned by the president.

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