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A thirteen year-old boy from the shtetl and his sister discuss the significance of becoming 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...
Sometimes I wonder at the puny specimens passing themselves off as Bar Mitzvah boys. How, by any stretch of the imagination, can they be described as having reached adulthood?
Unlike the common misconception that a bar or bat mitzvah signifies an end, or the graduation upon the successful completion of a bar or bat mitzvah lesson regimen, in truth it symbolizes a new beginning...
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...
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