Saturday Night Fever

Why some families are opting for havdalah bar or bat mitzvah services

A Disturbing, Mostly Nonexistent Trend

Do b’nai mitzvah engage in oral sex?

Today I Am a Word Processor!

Ridiculous press release promotes virtual b’nai mitzvah

Sundown: Birthright Spreads More than Jew-Love

Plus, a beer becomes a man and crankiness becomes a disease

Today I Am an Actor

Expert tips for the phony bar mitzvah boy

Disengaged

A murky homeland is hard to stand by

Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon

The frenetic, hormonally charged days before a bat mitzvah

Ritual du Jour

Vanessa Ochs studies “bark mitzvahs” and other modern inventions

Today I Am a Fountain Pen

The ritual isn

Return of the Nonexistent

Can a son’s failure to have a bar mitzvah be a mitzvah?

It’s Not About You

Jesse Green’s post-bar mitzvah wrap-up (in sound)

The Big Day

After a year of unpleasant planning (or lack thereof), I found unplanned pleasure at my son’s bar mitzvah

You Gotta Have Faith

In the final countdown to the big event, one chore keeps not getting done

God Is in the Details

After months of avoiding the big decisions, we finally began making the small ones

Popularity Contests

Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.

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