Rescuing Bar/Bat Mitzvah

By Ed Feinstein

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), February 2009

According to the author, the Midrash's associations with age 13 offer a glimpse of how the bar/bat mitzvah rite might be rescued from the spiritual vacuity and deep vulgarity of contemporary practice. The author discusses the holy rebellion of four Biblical characters at that age and concludes: Let the bar/bat mitzvah invite youth to dream.

Topic: Youth, Spirituality, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 39/657

Page Number(s): 16-17

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Feinstein, Ed. Rescuing Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). February 2009: 16-17. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6310


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