Over the last 20 years, adult bnei mitzvahLit. Commandment. It is traditionally held that there are 613 mitzvot (plural) in Judaism, both postive commandments (mandating actions) and negative commandments (prohibiting actions). Mitzvah has also become colloquially assumed to mean the idea of a “good deed.” (pl.) have become increasingly popular. Many adult women, and some men, did not celebrate a bar/bat mitzvahComing of age, one responsible for the commandments. At the age of thirteen for a boy and twelve for a girl, s/he obtains the age of Jewish majority and is obligated to all the commandments. Usually celebrated with an aliyah to the Torah and other festivities. In many communities both bar and bat mitzvah are celebrated at age 13. The plural of bar mitzvah is b’nei mitzvah. The plural of bat mitzvah is b’not mitzvah. as a child. Often, planning their own child’s bar/bat mitzvah motivates them to think about doing something for themselves as well. This section contains examples of adult bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies, blessings, and articles on the topic.
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