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Author Walker, Robert, 1980-
Title Bar and bat mitzvahs / Robert Walker.
Pub Info New York, N.Y. : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2012.
book jacket
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 296.4424 WAL     AVAILABLE
Descript 32 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Series Celebrations in my world
Celebrations in my world.
Note Accelerated Reader LG 5.7 0.5 0.5 156334
Includes index.
Contents What is a bar mitzvah/bat mitzvah? -- An important day -- Judaism -- History of the ceremony -- The Sabbath -- Girls get their own day -- Important religious texts -- At the synagogue -- The Hebrew language -- Getting prepared -- The big day -- The reception -- Let's party! -- Then and now.
Audience Guided reading: M.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The celebration of a bar or bat mitzvah is a recognition that a young Jewish boy or girl has reached the age of responsibility. At the age of 13 for boys and 12 for girls, children take lessons to prepare for the ritual ceremony of reading from the Torah, the Jewish holy book. Readers will learn about the different ways boys and girls are prepared, as well as the traditional family celebrations that go along with the religious celebration.
Subject Bar mitzvah -- Juvenile literature.
Bat mitzvah -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780778740865 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
0778740862 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
9780778740919 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0778740919 (pbk. : alk. paper)