A Jewish Boy's Coming of AgeBook - 1995
Why does a bar mitzvah (BM) happen at age 13? Where did the elaborate rituals come from and how are they relevant today? What does it feel like to experience a BM? Kimmel answers these questions and more, providing historical background, explanations of rituals, and real-life bar mitzvah stories. This is a book not only for every pre-bar mitzvah boy, but for anyone who wants to learn about the beliefs, philosophies, and history of the Jewish religion. Illustrated with woodcuts. "A thorough well-written account of the ceremony and rituals involved in a 13 year-old boy's confirmation in the Jewish faith. interspersed with fascinating and sometimes deeply moving vignettes in which boys and men of various ages share memories of their own bar mitzvah experiences."
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1995.
Branch Call Number: X296.442 KIMMEL
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.