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Aliza Lavie, ed. A Jewish Woman's Prayer Book. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2008. In the book’s preface, she relates the genesis of this project in her response to a newspaper interview with a young Israeli woman whose mother and baby daughter had both been killed in a terrorist incident. The woman and her husband had decided, in anguish, to leave the country.
The term "bar mitzvah" also refers to the religious ceremony that accompanies a boy becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Often a celebratory party will follow the ceremony and that party is also called a bar mitzvah. It is important to note that the ceremony and celebration are not required by Jewish custom. Rather, a Jewish boy automatically becomes a Bar Mitzvah at 13-years-old. While a special religious service or ceremony is not required for a boy to become a Bar Mitzvah, over the centuries a greater and greater emphasis has been placed on the ceremony as a right of passage of sorts. The earliest observance marking this point in a boy's life was simply his first aliyah, where he would be called up to recite the Torah reading blessings at the first Torah service after his 13th birthday.
Happy Bar Mitzvah (Hebrew translation). Artist: The Early Bird Specials. Song: Happy Bar Mitzvah 12 translations. More translations of "Happy Bar Mitzvah".
Bar Mitzvah (Hebrew: בַּר מִצְוָה) is a Jewish coming of age ritual for boys. Bat Mitzvah (Hebrew: בַּת מִצְוָה; Ashkenazi pronunciation: Bas Mitzveh) is a Jewish coming of age ritual for girls. The plural is B'nai Mitzvah for boys, and B'not Mitzvah (Ashkenazi pronunciation: B'nos Mitzvah) for girls.