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Bar Mitzvah

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Uzhgorod, Ukraine, first celebrated the circumcision of 13-year-old Yisrael Krilati. One week later, it marked his bar mitzvah.
The seventh grade classes from two Israeli public middle schools held a joint celebration of their 600 members’ bar and bat mitzvahs at the country’s historic fortress of Masada. Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries from the students’ hometown of Ramat Hasharon ar...
Question: I was born in the month of Adar during a non-leap year. This year, a leap year, there are two Adars, so when do I celebrate my birthday? Answer: You are lucky—you get to celebrate your birthday twice this year! You celebrate your birthday both o...
Religious Maturity
A boy attains his religious maturity and becomes responsible to fulfill all Torah commandments at the age of thirteen; this milestone is traditionally celebrated with a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
The Federation of Jewish Communities’ Military Branch organized the Bar Mitzvah of Russian cadet Oleg Tkacha.
Wesley Baer, born with Down syndrome, a genetic condition in which an extra chromosome causes varying degrees of mental retardation, celebrated his bar mitzvah at Chabad-Lubavitch
Chaim Noah was only a few months old when his mother began noticing something was wrong. His head had a tilt and his eyes weren't lined up properly. Chaim Noah was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. When surgery and chemotherapy failed to eradicate t...
When did Jews start celebrating Bar-Mitzvahs?
Question: My son is turning thirteen in January of next year. My daughter will become twelve two months later. We would like to have a joint celebration for their bar and bat mitzvah. Can either my son’s bar mitzvah be delayed, or can my daughter’s bat mi...
A Haifa Youth Mourns Parent While Called to the Torah
It certainly wasn’t the special day 13-year-old Nadav Elharar had in mind for his bar mitzvah.
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