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What part of the Torah is read at bar mitzvah?

What part of the Torah is read at bar mitzvah?

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah (the child) is called up, usually to read the final lines of the Torah portion, called the maftir, followed by the Haftarah reading.

What items are used in a bar mitzvah?

These symbols include the Kippah, Tefillin, Tallit, Kiddush Cup, Shabbat Candles, and Torah. All of these have extreme symbolic value during a Bar/ Bat Mitzvah Service.

What is the difference between Torah and mitzvah?

The Torah is considered by Jews to be the holiest part of the Tenakh and was given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. The most well-known of these laws are the Ten Commandments , but the Torah contains a total of 613 commandments or mitzvah covering many aspects of daily life, including family, personal hygiene and diet.

When is the Haftarah read at a bar mitzvah?

As a B’nai Mitzvah ritual. In many communities the haftarah is read by a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah at his or her respective ceremonies, along with some, all, or, sometimes none of the Torah portion. This is often referred to, mainly in Hebrew schools and bar preparatory programs, as a haftarah portion.

What should a Jewish boy do for his bar mitzvah?

Bar mitzvah is Hebrew for “son of commandment.” When a Jewish boy turns 13, he has all the rights and obligations of a Jewish adult, including the commandments of the Torah. From that date, he will wear tefillin on a daily basis, participate in synagogue services and take his place in the Jewish community.

When does a bar mitzvah become a bar?

A bar (or bat mitzvah) is a state of being, not an event. One doesn’t have a bar mitzvah, one becomes a bar/bat mitzvah—a ‘son/daughter of the Torah’. That happens with or without a Torah service or a party. That said, if the kid in question marks the milestone in a synagogue worship service,…

What do you do after the Bar Mitzvah reading?

In some communities it is customary for the bar mitzvah boy to chant the Torah reading, or at least one section of it. Others have the custom of honoring the bar mitzvah boy with the final aliyah, known as “Maftir,” after which he chants the haftarah –the reading from the prophets which follows the Shabbat Torah reading.

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