All you need to know about Bar Mitzvah

If you have recently been invited to attend a Bar Mitzvah, you might be wondering what it’s all about. It is a good idea to learn a little about the meaning behind the celebration so you can get more from sharing this experience with your Jewish friends.

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In a nutshell, a Bar Mitzvah is a coming of age ceremony that happens when a Jewish boy turns 13 years old. The traditional religious event will normally take place on a Saturday morning but can happen on any day of the week and are normally followed by a party. A Bat Mitzvah is a ceremony that celebrates a girl’s coming of age and happens when she is 12 years old.

During the ceremony, the boy will wear a prayer shawl and a tefillin on his forehead and arm and will read a section from the Torah. This event is part of a young man becoming a man and taking on his religious responsibilities. There are different customs depending on which country you are in.

You will want to wear something smart for this occasion, as it is common practice for men and boys to wear suits and for ladies to wear a dress or trouser and jacket combination as a Bar Mitzvah is a formal event. When you need a gift and Bar Mitzvah Cards, contact a site like

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The celebration that follows usually includes music, dancing, food and drinks. You’ll find it is a joyous occasion and an important milestone in the boy’s life, as well as for his family.