Bnei Mitzvah

Bar/bat mitzvah parties so dominate the social lives of teens in New York City that, according to a¬†New York Times¬†article, non-Jewish families are holding “faux mitzvahs” for their envious offspring. What is a bar/bat mitzvah supposed to be? How did it end up like this? Read our overview to learn more, and check out the many new ways families are meaningfully enhancing their bar/bat mitzvah celebrations.

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