When you attend a Bar/Bat Mitzvah for the very first time, you can’t help but wonder:
- … What really happens at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony (and why)?
- … Why do you even celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the first place?
- … What’s the true & deeper meaning of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? Is it just a fancy birthday party? (hint: no)?
In this article, I’m going to break down the Bar & Bat Mitzvah ceremony step by step (and bust a few myths along the way), and together we’ll find out the true meaning behind this ancient Jewish tradition.
So that the next time you attend one, you’ll know what to expect (and avoid that awkward feeling of being the only one that has no idea what the heck is going on).
Let’s get started…