bar mitzvah

The second attribute we should want our children to possess is questioning. We should take great delight in our children's
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.
"Last Jewish Comic Standing," was what our family named a game we came up with for our guests to play at our son's Bar Mitzvah reception. Each guest pulled a classic Jewish joke written on a piece of paper and told the joke to the crowd.
I know the students worked hard, but perhaps Class of 2015 shouldn't refer to any student who finished any grade this year. Let's save the pomp and circumstance for just one very special circumstance: the day a person is actually awarded her hard-earned degree.
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.
When we see people doing just and praiseworthy acts, we should honor them for their efforts. If we stand idly by and watch as the cynics work to find the negatives in positive situations, we are doing a disservice to society.
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 Bar Mitzvah is to the Jews as Confirmation is to several Christian denominations. It occurs when a Jewish boy turns thirteen, and it takes place on the first Saturday after that birthday.
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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