20+ Best Bat Mitzvah Gift Ideas for a 12-13 Year Old Girl (2018)

Can you believe the little girl is celebrating her Bat Mitzvah?

Time sure flies, doesn’t it?

Tell me about it…

I remember my Bat Mitzvah as if it were yesterday (we’re talking almost 17 years ago… yikes!).

… The party (especially my awkward dance)

… The trip I took to Israel that summer

… The gifts I got for my Bat Mitzvah (the special ones, anyway)

Noticed how I highlighted the “gifts” part? That’s because today’s topic is… Bat Mitzvah gifts!

More specifically…

  • “What’s an appropriate gift for a Bat Mitzvah?”
  • “What are the absolute best Bat Mitzvah gift ideas that SHE will remember 17 years from now?”
  • “How do you avoid choosing yet-another-average present she’ll never actually use?”

Forget about those cliche presents most guests will bring (c’mon, you know it’s true).

I want you to feel proud when you hand over your present.

I want you to witness her big, authentic smile when she opens her Bat Mitzvah present (or at least get an exciting phone call the next day).

THAT’S exactly the type of gifts I’m about to show you in this Bat Mitzvah gift guide…

Also Recommended: The coolest Bar Mitzvah gifts for a lucky Jewish boy.

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10 Beautiful Bar Mitzvah Tallit Sets the Boy Will Never Forget (2018)

I remember the day my parents got me my first Tallit for my Bar Mitzvah…

A week before my 13th birthday, my dad walked into my room with a Tallit bag in his hand and said: “Son, I’ve got a surprise for you”.

He opened the Tallit bag – and out came this gorgeous Blue & White Tallit with golden accents on the stripes.

I was awestruck.

My dad said: “here try it on”.

I recited the Tzitzit blessing and put on my Tallit for the very first time.

That’s the first time I saw my dad with tears in his eyes (even though he won’t admit it).

Fast forward almost 20 years later (boy. I’m getting old) – and I still remember that day as if it were yesterday, AND I still wear that very same Tallit every morning when I pray Shacharit.

Needless to say – getting a young man his first Tallit for his Bar Mitzvah is a BIG moment.

And today, I’m going to “pay it forward” and hopefully help you and the Bar Mitzvah boy be as lucky as I was.

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Do You Get Circumcised at a Bar Mitzvah?

Does a Bar Mitzvah get circumcised?

Is that what the Bar Mitzvah is for?

Can you have a Bar Mitzvah without getting circumcised?

Questions like these aren’t unusual (don’t feel bad! you’re a curious fella, that’s good!).

Well, that’s because Judaism has so many unique traditions (like Bar Mitzvah & circumcision) that it’s hard to keep track of em’ all.

But what’s the connection between these two Jewish traditions? 

Let’s get to the bottom of this (and bust a few myths along the way).

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