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What is the difference between a Bat Mitzvah and a Bar Mitzvah?

  1. DonnaCosmato profile image97
    DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years ago

    What is the difference between a Bat Mitzvah and a Bar Mitzvah?

  2. rutley profile image74
    rutleyposted 6 years ago

    One's for a girl and one's for a  boy( Bar).

  3. talentidols profile image59
    talentidolsposted 6 years ago

    "Bar Mitzvah" literally means "son of the commandment." "Bar" is "son" in Aramaic, which used to be the vernacular of the Jewish people. "Mitzvah" is "commandment" in both Hebrew and Aramaic. "Bat" is daughter in Hebrew and Aramaic. (The Ashkenazic pronunciation is "bas"). Technically, the term refers to the child who is coming of age, and it is strictly correct to refer to someone as "becoming a bar (or bat) mitzvah." However, the term is more commonly used to refer to the coming of age ceremony itself, and you are more likely to hear that someone is "having a bar mitzvah" or "invited to a bar mitzvah."

  4. Jade Coleman profile image60
    Jade Colemanposted 6 years ago

    Bat Mitzvah is for a girl, Bar Mitzvah is for a boy!!

    Simples smile

 
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