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Girls generally reach maturity earlier than boys, therefore in Judaism a girl keeps the mitzvot at 12 years.

Becoming a bar or bat mitzva is a big milestone. The young adult becomes a fully fledged member of the community.For a communal prayer service a minyan of 10 men is required.The new bar mitzva can often be the deciding factor whether this quorum is met.

The ‘status’ bar /bat mitzva can very much influence the mindset of the youngsters involved.Recently my nephew’s friend had his bar mitva ceremony.My nephew could not attend but had the priviledge of a phonecall immediately afterwards from the friend informing him …..’I am no longer a child!’

A special thanks to Ilanit and family for letting us all share their celebration.

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