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Drake’s Bar Mitzvah (Again)

In Judaism when a Jewish man turns 83 he ceremoniously celebrates his bar mitzvah for the second time. The reason for this is that Judaism believes that the length of a man’s life is 70 years so at 83-years-old he symbolically turns 13 once again. Aubrey Drake Graham, AKA “Drake”, is only 26 and far [...]

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Steps to Dancing the Horah

Horah is a traditional dance in Jewish weddings, bat mitzvahs, and bar mitzvahs. Many Jews refer to it as the unofficial king of the Israeli folk dances. The Hora is originally a Romanian folk dance and was brought from Eastern Europe by Jewish immigrants. In the past Hora was danced in the Kibbutzim and small [...]

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Bar Mitzvah Dance - Have both Traditional and Contemporary

It is important to implement traditions in your son’s Bar Mitzvah reception. One way you can do this is through the Bar Mitzvah dance. Although it is popular these days to simply play contemporary music, it also is a good idea to include some of the traditional dances. It is easy to incorporate traditional dances [...]

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The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Book

Joyful Ceremonies and Clebrations for Today’s Familiesby Linda Burghardt For anyone planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah this friendly, upbeat guide will help you create a service and celebration that’s right for you! To enjoy a festive, spiritually rewarding Bar or Bat Mitzvah, you need to understand the meaning of this revered rite of passage [...]

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