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I find that hard to believe with the Jewish training in traditions. --------- bat mitzvah[ baht mits-vuh, bahs; Sephardic Hebrew baht meets-vah; Ashkenazic Hebrew bahs mits-vuh ] noun (often initial capital letters) 1. a solemn ceremony, chiefly among Reform and Conservative Jews, that is held in the synagogue on Friday night or Saturday morning to admit formally as an adult member of the Jewish community a girl 12 to 13 years old. 2. the girl participating in this ceremony. verb (used with object) 1. to administer the ceremony of bat mitzvah to.
Bar Mitzvah is a rite of passage Jewish tradition. The tradition is often done when people are thirteen years old. One is normally taught moral responsibility. One is usually accountable to their actions after this ritual.
You will not get the answers you need in the amount of words/letters they allow us to answer with on here. It is not something you read in a paragraph. You need to be talking to your parents....and quick.
Bat Mitzvah is for a girl, Bar Mitzvah is for a boy. When you are 13, becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in our religion is a Jewish coming of age ritual. You should speak with your Rabbi while you are learning to read the Torah so you have a complete understanding before "your day" arrives. Mazel Tov!
this is surprising,do your parents know that you don't understand? maybe you should talk to your rabbi if nobody else can clarify it. essentially it's not a complicated thing. it's a ritual to mark your coming of age as a jewish female. and by the way, mazel tov!
If you are a boy: Traditiinally its when a Jewish boy offucially becomes a man in societies eyes and took on more adult responsibilities. For a traditional, proper Bar Mitzvah you would have had proper training in Judaic law and tradition and been required to memorize a great many traditional passages from the Torah in Hebrew which you would then be required to 'read' or recite at your Bar Mitzvah, proving yourself knowlegable enough to take on the leadership role expected of Jewish men. Im only guessing here, but since you dont know any of this (im not even jewish and i know it) im assuming your family are not practicing Jews and your Bar Mitzvah will be nothing more than a fancy birthday party so you probably dont need to stress too much. If you are a girl: Bat Mitzvahs arent trafitional. Its something Jews added as the age of gender equality came in and girls began demanding equual treatment under judaic law. For girls its really just a fancy birthday party.