Understanding Jewish Traditions – Bar Mitzvah

What is a Bar-Mitzvah?

Bar Mitzvah translates as ‘Son of the Commandment’ and is a coming of age ceremony. The bar mitzvah ceremony is a significant milestone in the life of a Jewish boy and requires an abundance of study and preparation, it is not regarded as a “graduation” from Judaism, but rather a positive beginning of a vibrant and rewarding Jewish life. Continue reading