Tag Archives: bar mitzvah ceremony

The History of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah

The bar and bat mitzvah have become quite the celebration in modern Judaism, but what were they like hundreds of years ago? It’s second nature nowadays to associate a bar or bat mitzvah with huge themed parties, catered food, and … Continue reading

Posted in bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, Jewish Customs, Jewish Traditions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The History of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Congratulations, “You’re a man!”?

“Today I am a man” — the traditional opening to a bar mitzvah speech — is not a piddling statement, especially coming from a 13-year-old. This incredible documentary preview got us thinking: what is it like growing into manhood in … Continue reading

Posted in bar mitzvah, Jewish Customs, Jewish Traditions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Congratulations, “You’re a man!”?