You’ve been invited to your first bar or bat mitzvah and haven’t got the slightest clue about what to do or what goes on. A ‘mitzvah is a special ceremony that is loaded with tradition and history that is very unique and special. You want to be able to enjoy the cultural aspect, in addition to having an awesome time at the celebration that follows. On television bar/bat mitzvahs are depicted as humorous, but in all actuality they are a very serious and meaningful occasion for a Jewish family. “Bar/bat mitzvah” literally means “son/daughter of the commandments,” and represents a young Jewish man or woman becoming obligated to observe the commandments of Judaism. From the lingo used to proper etiquette, here’s everything you need to know.
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