What happens at a bar mitzvah?
A bar mitzvah ceremony is a religious event that celebrates when a Jewish boy reaches the age of maturity and becomes responsible for his own actions. The bar mitzvah ceremony consists of a number of traditional rituals, including the reading of the Torah, the giving of a speech, and the breaking of a glass.
What’s the difference between a bar mitzvah and a Bats mitzvah?
The Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies mark the transition into adulthood for young Jews. At age 13 a boy becomes a Bar Mitzvah (a son of the commandments) and at age 12 a girl becomes a Bat Mitzvah (a daughter of the commandments).
What does a bat mitzvah symbolize?
A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a coming of age ceremony for Jewish boys and girls when they reach the age of 12 or 13. This ceremony marks the time when a boy or girl becomes a Jewish adult. This means that they are now responsible for their own actions and can decide for themselves how they would like to practice Judaism.