Bar Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah

A Jewish Boy's Coming of Age

Book - 1995
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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.
ISBN: 9780670855407
0670855405
Branch Call Number: X296.442 KIMMEL
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Weihs, Erika

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