Bar Mitzvah A Jewish boy reaches ___________ at 13 years and one day old. This event is marked by a ceremony called the ___ ______________ Bar Mitzvah means “_________________”. This means the boy now has the ____________ of following all of the ____. The ceremony takes place in the ___________ on a __________. The boy is called by the Rabbi to read from the ________ during the service using the ____. When he has finished reading, all the men shout out “_______ ____” which means “congratulations”. The ________ makes a brief speech to remind everyone of the meaning of the Bar Mitzvah. After this, the boy must say the Bar Mitzvah prayer in _________ Law synagogue Rabbi prayer Yad responsibility adulthood Bar Mitzvah Sabbath Torah “Mazel Tov!” 1. 2. 3. Write out and complete the sentences, using the words in the box. Draw a picture of a boy wearing the 3 items of being a Jewish male, and explain the meaning of these 3 items What sort of training do you think the boy must have received to be able to do the Bar Mitzvah ceremony? Bat Mitzvah Spot the difference between a Bat and a Bar Mitzvah. • Girls receive their Bat Mitzvah at 12 years old. • The Bat Mitzvah shows that girls have reached an important stage in their maturity • They read a portion of the Torah in Hebrew at their Bat Mitzvah • Several girls can share their Bat Mitzvah together • The Bat Mitzvat takes place the day after the Sabbath • The girls do not have to wear a tallit, or tefillin. Explain the key differences between a Bar and a Bat Mitzvah. **Do you think girls are treated equally to men in Judaism? • What stopped Jack from having his Bar Mitzvah when he was 13? From 9:50 Rites of Passage • Many other cultures also have their own rites of Passage, to mark important moments in your human growth. – What rites of passage are there in Christianity? • Put the tribal rites of passage in order of most extreme to more reasonable !