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What happens before a Bar Mitzvah?

What happens before a Bar Mitzvah?

Before his 13th birthday, a Jewish boy will attend lessons, usually at the synagogue, in Hebrew and in how to read the Torah aloud. The boy’s father will then recite a prayer of thanks for his son’s coming of age. After the service there will usually be a party to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah.

Should a woman wear a tallit?

There is no universal thought about women using the tallit, Zanerhaft said, but a general rule is that it is a ritual obligation for men and optional for women. However, in an all-female venue, it should be worn. The prayer shawl is worn only during morning prayers, and on the eve of Yom Kippur.

When do Jewish men wear the tallit prayer shawl?

The tallit is still worn during morning prayers (along with tefillin, which Jewish men wear on weekdays from the age of 13). The tallit is worn all day on Yom Kippur, and in many communities, the chazzan (prayer leader) wears the tallit during other services as well.

When does a Jewish boy get his bar mitzvah?

The bar mitzvah ceremony celebrates a Jewish boy’s 13th birthday (on the Hebrew calendar) and his elevation to adult status in Judaism. This celebration can take many forms.

What do you say before putting on tallit?

Before putting on the prayer shawl, it is customary to say the following blessing ( Click here for the Hebrew text ): Vitzivanu l’hitatef b’tzitzit. And commanded us to wrap ourselves in tzitzit. Watch the video below for more on how to put on tallit: If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

When do you read the Torah at a bar mitzvah?

If the bar mitzvah celebration is on Monday, Thursday or Rosh Chodesh (the first day of the Jewish month), the Torah will be read as part of the service, like on Shabbat, and the celebrant will probably either read from the Torah scroll or be called to make blessings over the Torah.

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