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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A tannaitic source states that women, in theory, could count in the seven aliyot on Shabbat, meaning that they are eligible to read from the Torah, but, because of the "dignity of the congregation" (the same term used later in the Shulhan Arukh about an unbearded bar mizvah leading the prayers, noted above), they are not called to do so.(24) That is, women as women may be called to read from the Torah on Shabbat.
Following his bar mizvah Simon Dubnov went to live at a yeshiva run by his grandfather, Rabbi Bentsion Dubnov.
Do the people who clamor for it at bar mizvahs and weddings and other Jewish social functions know of what they are singing as they join in on its melting, lovely chorus?