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What takes place at a Bar Mitzvah?

What takes place at 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.

What is a Bar Mitzvah for girls called?

Traditionally 13-year-old boys celebrate becoming bar mitzvahs (meaning “sons of commandment”) and 12- or 13-year-old girls celebrate becoming bat mitzvahs (“daughters of commandment”).

Are there Bar Mitzvah cards?

So you’ve got a bar mitzvah card or bat mitzvah card you need to sign? Mazel tov! Not only are these occasions inspiring to see and fun to take part in—they’re also a very big deal in the life of a person of the Jewish faith.

Where does the Bar Mitzvah ceremony take place?

The day begins with a traditional ceremony and prayer services typically held in the synagogue which includes a Shabbat service. The bar mitzvah boy or bat mitzvah girl is called up to the Torah to recite prayers and readings in Hebrew, which have taken years of learning, studying, and practicing during their bar/bat mitzvah lessons.

Do you have to do all the mitzvot as a bar mitzvah?

While they are encouraged fulfill as many mitzvot as possible, the commandments are not obligatory until a boy becomes bar mitzvah. In traditional Jewish practice, a boy who has become bar mitzvah must observe mitzvot just like any adult.

What’s the difference between a bar and Bat Mitzvah?

Bar mitzvah means son of the commandments and bat mitzvah means daughter of the commandments. A bar/bat mitzvah is meant to signify the beginning of an adult’s journey in the Jewish religion. Faith and dedication are intended to grow stronger after this milestone which is something to be celebrated with family and friends.

What’s the best theme for a bat mitzvah?

Whether or not you’re actually planning a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah doesn’t take away from the fact that these 15 parties conjure up serious inspiration and ideas for anyone throwing an epic celebration. This one-of-a-kind, tropical themed Bat Mitzvah in Chicago featured bold colors, unique lighting and an over-the-top dessert bar.

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