How a Hollywood blockbuster can offer themes that speak to the essence of Bar Mitzvah.
Three simchas, two years, no problems.
Technically, you are now officially a Jewish adult and you had your first aliyah to the Torah. You also put on tallit and tefillin for the first time. I am not sure if you could see my face behind the camera I was holding, but I was beaming with pride.
A new breed of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are countering the over-the-top party, with mindful approaches that bring new meaning to this rite of passage.
Vincent Blonigen became a bar mitzvah on his Birthright trip. He shares his story with TC Jewfolk as another round of Birthright registration is currently open.
Last month Nina questioned the educational path her son would take as he becomes a bar mitzvah. She promised a follow-up, and boy does she deliver.
As Nina’s children start to reach B’nai Mitzvah-age, she finds herself wondering how to best honor the tradition in a way that makes sense for her family.
Daniel’s Bar Mitzvah Save The Date video has gone viral on YouTube. Rabbi Fine loves the video, but is concerned about Daniel’s next steps.
Just days removed from Bat Mitzvah weekend, I reflect on a few of the things that went well for myself and my daughter, and offer tips on how you can survive as well.
This month is the 25th anniversary of my Bar Mitzvah. 25 years since, in the eyes of our faith, I became a man. So how am I doing?