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  Judaism 101: Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation
The bar mitzvah ceremony formally marks the assumption of that obligation, along with the corresponding right to take part in leading religious services, to count in a minyan (the minimum number of people needed to perform certain parts of religious services), to form binding contracts, to testify before religious courts and to marry.
The bar or bat mitzvah is a relatively modern innovation, not mentioned in the Talmud, and the elaborate ceremonies and receptions that are commonplace today were unheard of as recently as a century ago.
It is important to note that a bar mitzvah is not the goal of a Jewish education, nor is it a graduation ceremony marking the end of a person's Jewish education.
www.jewfaq.org /barmitz.htm   (1193 words)

  
 Bar and Bat Mitzvah
The bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah formally marks the child's acceptance of that obligation and recognizes the new, responsible adult as a member of the Jewish community.
Bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah also bestow the right to lead religious services, to count in a minyan (the minimum number of people needed to perform certain parts of religious services), to form binding contracts, to testify before religious courts, and to marry.
The bar and bat mitzvah formally mark the age at which children are required to observe the commandments under Jewish law.
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 B'nai Mitzvah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At this point a boy is said to become Bar Mitzvah (בר מצווה, "son of the commandment"); a girl is said to become Bat Mitzvah (בת מצווה, "daughter of the commandment").
After this age, the children are privileged to participate in all areas of Jewish community life and bear their own responsibility for Jewish ritual law, tradition, and ethics.
Although the terms "Bar Mitzvah" and "Bat Mitzvah" are commonly used by Jews and non-Jews alike to refer to the event itself, the term actually refers to the boy or girl.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/B'nai_Mitzvah   (670 words)

  
 Bar Mitzvah Party Supplies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bar Mitzvah ceremony consists of the young person chanting the blessings, and his Torah portion which is the Torah portion of the week.
The Bar mitzvah is a rite of passage, a transition from childhood to adulthood; a milestone in a Jewish life.
Bar Mitzvah loot bags tucked into blue baskets or a Bar Mitzvah piñata can be a centerpiece and double as party prizes.
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 History of Bar & Bat Mitzvahs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bar mitzvah is the Hebrew phrase meaning "son of the commandment," and bat mitzvah means "daughter of the commandment." Becoming a bar or bat mitzvah means that a boy or girl has become an adult, and is fully responsible for his or her morals and religious duties.
During bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah ceremonies, the boy or girl actively participates in the ceremony - reading prayers and giving his or her own personal speech.
Often, a bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah are essentially the same, and follow the same format.
www.birthdayexpress.com /bexpress/planning/BarMitzvah.asp   (1302 words)

  
 Ahavat Israel - Bar Mitzvah - Bat Mitzvah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Bar Mitzvah" literally means "son of the commandment." Under Jewish Law, children are not obligated to observe the commandments, although they are encouraged to do so as much as possible to learn the obligations they will have as adults.
It is a relatively modern innovation, not mentioned in the Torah, and the elaborate ceremonies and receptions that are commonplace today were unheard of as recently as a century ago.
According to the Zohar, the joy on the day one becomes Bar Mitzvah should be as great as one's joy on the day of his wedding.
www.ahavat-israel.com /torat/barmitzva.php   (518 words)

  
 Jewish Bar Mitzvah Ceremony
Bar means 'son of' in old Aramaic and 'Mitzvah' means commandment or law.
As a symbolic measure of evolution, the Bar Mitzvah represents that the young man has a greater understanding of what is expected of them, and greater understanding of themselves.
All of this culminates in the Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
www.som.org /8interfaith/barmitzvah.htm   (739 words)

  
 Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation
It is a relatively modern innovation, not mentioned in the Talmud, and the elaborate ceremonies and receptions that are commonplace today were unheard of as recently as a century ago.
The Reform movement tried to do away with the Bar Mitzvah for a while, scorning the idea that a 13 year old child was an adult.
The age set for bar mitzvah is not an outdated notion based on the needs of an agricultural society, as some suggest.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/barmitz.html   (801 words)

  
 MyJewishLearning.com - Lifecycle: History of Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation
Although the Talmud uses the term bar mitzvah to signify a boy's coming of age, the only accompanying ritual was a blessing pronounced by the father thanking God for ending his responsibility for his son's observance of the mitzvot (commandments).
The ritual focus of the bar mitzvah was a source of discomfort to religious reformers in 19th-century Europe.
To distinguish confirmation from bar mitzvah, its supporters emphasized its focus on doctrine rather than ritual, its coeducational scope, and its occurrence at age 16 or 17 (serving, thereby, to prolong the child's Jewish education).
www.myjewishlearning.com /lifecycle/Bar_Bat_Mitzvah/History.htm   (832 words)

  
 Ohr Somayach :: Israel Forever :: What is a Bar Mitzvah?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is the lavish nature of many of these bar mitzvah bashes, some of them catered affairs including DJs and dancers, which has inspired the envy of the non-Jewish classmates of the bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah celebrants.
It deals with what may be viewed as the "bar mitzvah" of the Jewish People because it reports the first mitzvah given to them, the maintenance of the Jewish lunar calendar.
This should serve as a reminder to the party-throwers that it is they who are guilty of making a mockery of Judaism by making the bar mitzvah of their sons the end of learning about Judaism rather than the beginning of responsibility.
www.ohr.edu /yhiy/article.php/1608   (430 words)

  
 Bar Mitzvah
A girl, on the day of the start of the thirteenth year of her life, becomes a bat Mitzvah, a "daughter of the Commandment," in that now she is required to keep the Mitzvos that all Jewish women are required to keep.
It is a Mitzvah (i.e., a good and obligatory deed) to make a meal on the day one's son becomes a bar Mitzvah, just like the day of his wedding....
Some time ago, my wife went to a bat Mitzvah party for her cousin (whose family is not Orthodox), which was held in the same hall their parents got married, Terrace on the Park, which happens to be one of the MOST expensive halls in New York State.
www.beingjewish.com /cycle/barmitzva.html   (1645 words)

  
 Bar Mitzvah - Bat Mitzvah - All you need to know from meaning to planning.
The Bar mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah are a "rite of passage," a crossover from childhood to adulthood; a milestone in a Jewish life.
Judaism deems a boy a "bar mitzvah" when he turns 13 and a girl becomes "bat mitzvah" when she turns 12.
For many children, preparing for a bar mitzvah ceremony a highlight of their growing awareness of Judaism and is a moment when they are the center of attention (a most craved position).
www.mazornet.com /jewishcl/mitzvah.htm   (438 words)

  
 Bar Mitzvah - Bat Mitzvah Resources
My family is very excited that their son's Bar Mitzvah is coming up, but I am concerned about the proper etiquette for a non-Jew at the ceremony.
I spoke to a rabbi last year about finding out what steps needed to be taken so he could be bar mitzvahed and was told that he would have to study Hebrew for 2 years.
Is there some way of getting him the study that he needs so that he can still have the bar mitzvah that he wants without having to wait 2 years.
www.mnment.com /barmitzvahs   (1018 words)

  
 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guide - bar mitzvah party favor - bar mitzvah entertainment - bat mitzvah invitations
During Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies, the boy or girl actively participates in the ceremony - reading prayers and giving his or her own personal speech.
Often, a Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah are essentially the same, and follow the same format.
An early Bat Mitzvah usually followed the same format as a Bar Mitzvah because young girls did not have any female role models to look up to.
www.barbatmitzvahguide.com /index.asp?key=historical   (1171 words)

  
 Bar/Bat Mitzvah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A boy is Bar Mitzvah when he reaches his thirteenth birthday, while girls are Bat Mitzvah when they are twelve.
Historically Bar Mitzvah and later Bat Mitzvah is the ceremonial occasion that marks the time when a young person is recognized as an adult in the Jewish community and is responsible for performing mitzvot.
The bar/bat mitzvah ceremony consists of the young person chanting the blessings, and his/her Torah portion which is the Torah portion of the week.
collections.ic.gc.ca /art_context/tbar.htm   (412 words)

  
 Bar Mitzvah Invitations and Invites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bar Mitzvah literally means "son of the commandment" and under the Jewish law, a Jewish boy automatically becomes a Bar Mitzvah upon the age of 13 years.
Bar Mitzvah invitations feature your boy's name and may come in a variety of shapes, with embossed frames, engraved borders or stripped borders.
The Bar Mitzvah is the celebrant's first "aliyah", when he is called up to the Torah to recite a blessing over the weekly reading during Shabbat Services.
www.candles-museum.com /bar-mitzvah-invitations.asp   (202 words)

  
 Bar Mitzvah
Bar Mitzvah [Aramaic,=son of the Commandment], Jewish ceremony in which the young male is initiated into the religious community, according to tradition at the age of 13 years and a day.
The Bat Mitzvah ceremony is performed at the age of 12 or 13.
Mass bar mitzvah in Moscow; Thirteen is indeed a lucky number for 52 bar mitzvah boys in Moscow.
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 Bar Mitzvah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The ceremony of Bar Mitzvah seems not to be not very much older than 500 years.
Modern ages have brought forward the same kind of ceremony as Bar Mitzvah for Jewish girls, but limited to modern oriented synagogues.
Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs are important social happenings, and bring the family together and gifts are presented for the boy or girl.
www.lexicorient.com /e.o/bar_mitz.htm   (169 words)

  
 What is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah?
A bar mitzvah boy or bat mitzvah girl strives to come closer to God -- like a son and daughter to his or her parent.
Bar and bat mitzvahs are typically celebrated with a festive meal, with the family and friends of the bar mitzvah boy or bat mitzvah girl on hand to celebrate their entrance into adulthood.
The meal is often accompanied by speeches from friends and relatives who encourage the bar or bat mitzvah to undertake their new role as a full-fledged Jewish adult with joy, and to strive to add spirituality to their lives.
www.aish.com /literacy/lifecycle/what_is_a_bar_or_bat_mitzvah$.asp   (811 words)

  
 Bar Mitzvah Motivators
Hughes was described as smiling ecstatically at one bar mitzvah "as he danced to Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez songs with middle school students" and with their parents.
One female "motivator," at a bar mitzvah, "in a fl tank top," was observed at the "children's cocktail hour" enthralling the 13-year-old boys in attendance.
And the "bar" refers not to what a bartender tends but rather to the responsibility of the new Jewish young adult to shoulder the duties and obligations of a Jew -- the study and observance of the Torah.
www.aish.com /societyWork/society/Bar_Mitzvah_Motivators.asp   (1256 words)

  
 Ask a Rabbi on Jewish Community Online: Lifecycle Events : Bar and Bat-Mitzvah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
My family is very excited that their son's Bar Mitzvah is coming up, but I am concerned about the proper etiquette for a non-Jew at the ceremony.
I spoke to a rabbi last year about finding out what steps needed to be taken so he could be bar mitzvahed and was told that he would have to study Hebrew for 2 years.
Is there some way of getting him the study that he needs so that he can still have the bar mitzvah that he wants without having to wait 2 years.
www.jewish.com /askarabbi/Lifecycle_Events/Bar_and_Bat-Mitzvah   (1005 words)

  
 BAR MITZVAH - Definition
[n] (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility; "a bar mitzvah is an important social event"
Dreaming that you are at a bar mitzvah ceremony represents a transitional phase into adulthood.
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 Bar Mitzvah Tour: Bar Mitzvah in Israel, Planning, Ideas - Free Private Bar Mitzvah Tour Quote
A Bar Mitzvah in Israel that we plan will provide your son with a lifetime's worth of memories and deepen his connection to Israel.
For a Bar Mitzvah in Israel, you might want one of the traditional locations, such as Massada or the Kotel, or you may opt for an ancient synagogue in the Galilee or the Golan.
If you are planning more than just a Bar Mitzvah tour, you must first choose the venue for the actual ceremony as well as a venue for the celebration, (if you plan on having one in Israel).
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