Although the Coming 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. is usually regarded within Judaism as the consummate rite of passage, for most American teenagers the real moment of truth is the acquisition of a driver’s license. Teenagers long for this moment; parents dread it. On Ritualwell we offer some meaningful ways to mark this rite of passage as a family and to give voice to both the child’s accomplishment and the parents’ need for safety.
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