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Bar and Bat mitzvah

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Bar and Bat mitzvah Bar Mitzvah 1. Means son of the commandment and daughter of the commandment 2. 613 commandments 3. Boy becomes bar mitzvah when he is thirteen and one day. 4. The ceremony takes place on the Shabbat after his birthday. Preparations 5. He needs to learn to wear the tallit and tefillin. 6. He learns about the history of the Jews. 7. He needs to know what his responsibilities will be 8. He needs to learn how to read some of the passages in the Torah because he will read them on the day. He needs to learn the pronunciation and rhythm of the words. Tallit 9. Prayer shawl 10. Worn over the shoulder 11. Has tassels which remind him of the 613 commandments 12. Worn on mornings, Shabbat and special occasions missing out the afternoons and evenings of weekdays. ...read more.

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Public are present 25. Friends and family are also invited 26. Called up to the bimah meaning platform in the middle of the synagogue. 27. He uses a pointer known as a yad to avoid touching the scriptures 28. At the start he says a prayer saying that he will keep to the commandments 29. He says prayers in between the passages 30. The father of the boy says, "Blessed is the one who has released me from responsibility for this child". 31. The rabbi then gives him advice on being an adult Jew and blesses the child. Bat mitzvah and orthodox and reformed Jews Orthodox * Takes place on a Sunday with a group of girls. They read a passage from the Jewish Bible and give a speech on being a Jewish adult. ...read more.

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* Some reformed Jews may have a Bat Mitzvah like a Bar Mitzvah, but the celebration tends to be on a smaller scale. The fat question - Women's place in the home rather than the synagogue. OK or not to say that women are more holy than men and they are all equal. The woman is suited in the home because as women are considered to be more holy than the men, they do not need to spend time in the synagogue and it would be more useful for them to look after the Kosher food laws and traditions. They need to look after the children's education and the food laws in the home and the men need to go to the synagogue and pray and follow the religion and as women are considered to be more self-disciplined they are better off in the home. ...read more.

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