Bar Mitzvah Party Supplies & Bat Mitzvah Decorations
Celebrate your Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah with party supplies and decorations from The Party People Shop! We have Bar Mitzvah products such as Bar Mitzvah decorations, Bar Mitzvah tableware, Bar Mitzvah novelties, Bar Mitzvah balloons and other Bar Mitzvahparty supplies! We also have Bat Mitzvah products such as Bat Mitzvah decorations, Bat Mitzvah tableware, Bat Mitzvah novelties, Bat Mitzvah balloons and other Bat Mitzvahparty supplies!
WHAT IS BAR MITZVAH & BAT MITZVAH
Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah are Jewish coming of age rituals. In Jewish and Hebrew, Bar means "son", bat means "daughter" & Mitzvah means "commandment" or "law". However, in rabbinical usage, the word bar means "under the category of" or "subject to". Bar mitzvah therefore translates to "an agent who is subject to the law". Although the term is commonly used to refer to the ritual itself but the phrase originally refers to the person.
According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions and become a bar mitzvah. A girl becomes a bat mitzvah at the age of 12 according to Orthodox and Conservative Jews, and at the age of 13 according to Reform Jews. Prior to reaching bar mitzvah age, the child's parents hold the responsibility for the child's actions. After this age, the boys and girls bear their own responsibility for Jewish ritual law, tradition, and ethics, and are able to participate in all areas of Jewish community life. Traditionally, the father of the bar mitzvah gives thanks to God that he is no longer punished for the child's sins. In addition to being considered accountable for their actions from a religious perspective, they may be counted towards a minyan (prayer quorum) and may lead prayer and other religious services in the family and the community. The bar or bat mitzvah ceremony is usually held on the first Shabbat after a boy's thirteenth and a girl's twelfth birthday. ..MORE