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What happens during a bar mitzvah ceremony?
When a Jewish boy is 13 he is called to read a Torah-portion, which is in Hebrew. Only an adults are called to read the Torah in public; but since the boy is 13 he is now considered a man (adult). Afterwards, the boy receives a blessing from the father. This blessing means that the father is now not responsible for the boy's sins. Afterwards the parents have a celebration to rejoice that their 13 year old son is a man! People invited will give a gift to him.
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The Bar Mitzvah and its particularities are dependent on the Movement of Judaism to which the family of the Bar Mitzvah subscribes and whether or not the service chosen is a F…riday-Night Service (Kabalat Shabbat), a Saturday-Morning Service (Shacharit shel Shabbat), or a Weekday (Shacharit Shevoua). Reform Synagogues tend to do a Friday-Night Service whereas Conservative and Orthodox Synagogues tend to do a Saturday-Morning Service. Weekday Services are usually from Conservative Synagogues that have too many Bar Mitzvot in a given year and need to spread them out. Check the Synagogue in question to see the length of these services, the prayers they contain, general movements and customs, and the Hebrew to English ratio. The Normal Service (of the equivalent type) changes in a few noticeable ways during a Bar Mitzvah. Most noticeably, on Saturdays or Weekdays, the Bar Mitzvah (the thirteen-year-old boy) is required to read a few lines from the Torah Scroll with the proper cantilation technique. (Normally this would be done by a Ba'al Koreh or a Congregant.) On Saturdays, the Bar Mitzvah is also typically tasked with reading the Haftarah, a section of the remainder of the Bible which has a message parallel to the Torah reading for that day. (This would also normally be done by a Congregant.) Finally, the Bar Mitzvah always gives a Dvar Torah, or a sermon on the lessons to be gained from the Torah or Haftorah Portion. Usually the young man will read a portion from the Torah or the prophets. A celebratory meal is also held. At a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a 13 years old boy or 12 years old girl reads from the Torah in front of the congregation for the first time. A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is when the boy or girl formally takes on the religious responsibilities of an adult. Most people have a huge party once Shabbat is over. Bar or Bat Mitzvahs are usually on Friday nights or Saturday mornings, during Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath. Sometimes you have your Bar or Bat Mitzvah with a partner. the boy reads from the Torah and final becomes adult
It is a Jewish ceremony to celebrate a young boy becoming an adult
There's no such thing as a Bar Mitzvah cake ceremony.
The person becomes a man. According to Jewish law he has responsibilities in the community that he didn't have before. He can help to make up a quorum of congregants in prayer…, he needs to fast on the fast days, he can read from the Torah in the synagogue.
That person becomes a man, or if it's a Bat Mitzvah, a women. But directly after: CELEBRATIONS! They dance and eat and basically just have a party.
1. Bar Mitzvah is for 13-year-old boys 2. Bat Mitzvah is for 12- or 13-year old girls They read Hebrew passages from the Torah and Haftorah. They also give speeches on how the…y feel about their religious passage into adulthood. The rabbi blesses them and they have parties.
They use a Yad to help read the Torah.
The Bar Mitzvah ceremony evolved gradually into what it is known as today. It began as a simple marking or a boy's transition into being a full functioning member of the Jewis…h nation, obligated in its laws and customs and liable for his actions. This happened automatically when a boy either turned 13, or sprouted 2 pubic hairs, the criteria the Rabbis decided upon in the Talmudic era, and perhaps even before. The ceremony surrounding this with its pomp and fanfare is mostly a modern American invention which sprouted when synagogue attendance became ritual and specialized instead of routine and daily around the same time that Judaism itself became sort of extra curricular instead of part and parcel of one's essential, daily, core identity. The ceremony evolved from being a simple reading of a portion of the Torah as a marking of the fact that one is now obligated to study Torah by Jewish law as opposed to when he was a child and only doing it for practice and education. From the simple act of going up to read the Torah publicly, the ceremony began to include anything that could be done by the 13 year old boy including leading the service, reading the portion from the Prophets on Shabbat, giving a speech, having a luncheon. But it began as a simple going up to the Torah for the first time, probably back in the time of Ezra circa 530BCE who first instituted public Torah reading on Mondays and Thursdays.
The key player in the Bar Mitzvah boy is the 13 year old Jewish boy, his family and friends are invited to join in the celebration. For more info on Bar Mitzvah check out http…://www.yourjewishspeech.com/bar-mitzvah
It is normally celebrated by the Bar Mitzvah boy (13 years old) is called up to read part or all of the weekly Torah portion in the synagogue. After that the family may chose …to celebrate by having a party. For more info on Bar Mitzvah you can check out http://www.yourjewishspeech.com/bar-mitzvah
Yes, but it is called a bat mitzvah.
The bat mitzvah ceremony takes place during a regular prayer service on a day that the Torah is read from. The bat mitzvah girl reads a section of the Torah and leads various …prayers.
It's the most important day of a Jewish boy's life.
A Jewish boy becomes a Bar Mitzvah on his 13th birthday and this is the most important religious event in his life. Gifts are given when the boy has the ceremony to celebrate …his becoming a Bar Mitzvah no differently than people give birthday presents.
In most cases, the young man will read a portion from the Torah, or will read the Haftorah (a portion from the Prophets). The rest is ancillary celebration (festive meal, gift…s).
It largely depends on how religious the service is, and what temple you go to for the event. But most services should take around 2-3 hours.