bar mitzvah

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(Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility

confirm in the bar mitzvah ceremony, of boys in the Jewish faith

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Growing up in Boston and later Arizona and Northern California, Schiff said he went to Hebrew school, learned to ``read and not understand'' Hebrew, and was bar mitzvahed.
And my oldest son, Sam, was bar mitzvahed here last year.
Matt Atkin was bar mitzvahed in 2005 and as part of his ceremony, presented a yod (``hand'' used for keeping the reader's place, as the face of a Torah is not to be touched) to the Stein family, who donated a Torah in their mother's name in 2004.
Green was raised in Tustin, is the son of Jewish parents but wasn't bar mitzvahed, and didn't begin to embrace his heritage until he was an adult and at age 31.