Just in time for the new year.
Mazel tov, Yisrael!
Scrolling through my Facebook feed a few weeks ago, I noticed that the young woman whose bat mitzvah I officiated just weeks
Your child is turning 13 and it's getting you all excited and nervous at the same time. You know it's one of life's important milestones so you want to make sure the mitzvah you're throwing will be a memorable one.
When Matthew Jurgens' mother passed away when he only 2 years old, her last request from Rabbi Pearl was for her son to have his Bar Mitzvah.
In response, Rivlin’s office said the Conservative leadership in Israel had rejected alternatives, including one to hold
That, more or less, is how the dominant model of Bar/Bat Mitzvah, in which leading services and/or chanting from scripture are the primary focus of both the ceremony and the educational journey toward it, was born.
The true meaning of a bar mitzvah. A charitable initiative like the one these boys have created combines their own passions, helps those less fortunate and brings more meaning into their Jewish coming-of-age ritual.
Kudos to Matt for having the Bar Mitzvah of our dreams. "Get an education. Stay in school," she said. "And don't be a slouch
The ad campaign, the first of its kind, features Israeli girls wearing a prayer shawl and holding a Torah scroll in front
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