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).
The Jewish Shofar isn’t a “regular” instrument…
Let’s just say – don’t expect to walk down the streets of Israel and see a Rabbi jamming with a Shofar.
That’s not what the Shofar is for…
- …What is the Shofar for?
- …Why do we blow the Shofar?
- …When do you blow a Shofar? (spoiler: on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur)
- … What does the Shofar symbolize? What does it really mean?
You’re attending a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
“What do you write in their Bar/Bat Mitzvah card?”
After all, you want to let them know how much they mean to you (and who this awesome gift is from).
There are endless Bar/Bat Mitzvah card messages you can go with…
Want to write a warm & emotional blessing? How about a passage from the Talmud? Or maybe a blessing from Yoda (no, this isn’t a typo)?
Enough teasing… let’s go have a look at a few cool examples like these (and more)…
Note: And yes, I’m giving you full permission to use, copy or share these blessings as you please!
Tip: If you don’t have time to personalize the card yourself, then you can get this cute Bar/Bat Mitzvah card instead.