Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Where does the concept of a Bar Mitzvah come from? Today you are a man, tomorrow you are a 7th grader again. Was it always that way? Batya and Mottle dig deeper into this well known Jewish life cycle event and reveal ‘stuff’ about it that you probably didn’t know.

A boy celebrates his Bar Mitzvah by praying at the wailing wall in Jerusalem, Israel. Bar Mitzvah are Jewish coming of age rituals. According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys reach 13, they become responsible for their actions and become a Bar Mitzvah.

A boy celebrates his Bar Mitzvah by praying at the wailing wall in Jerusalem, Israel. Bar Mitzvah are Jewish coming of age rituals. According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys reach 13, they become responsible for their actions and become a Bar Mitzvah.

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