I tried to make it work. But I was upstaged.
While I was planning my bar mitzvah, my non-Jewish friends were planning their cotillions
As parents plan bar and bat mitzvahs during the pandemic, a rite of passage is reimagined with new priorities to fit a new reality
In the pantheon of rappers rocking rites of passage, this one ranks pretty high
The most boring, the grossest, the most embarrassing to chant in front of your classmates!
A review of Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin’s new ‘B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary,’ which sometimes feels uninspired and out of touch
Jews do the milestone event all wrong. Here’s a quick, and meaningful, fix.
Lots of young, Jewish men love football. Apparently, some of them even make the pastime a part of their bar mitzvahs.
One kid from Texas is thinking bigger than himself. We should follow his example of tikkun olam.
Puritan restraint is fine, if you haven’t been unaccommodated and unwelcome elsewhere for centuries
For these adults, the ceremony isn’t about presents or lavish parties. It’s about affirming their place in the Jewish community.
Manhood, at 37, for charity
When Matthew Jurgens was a toddler, his mother’s dying wish for was for him to become a bar mitzvah. Now 31, he’s fulfilled it with the help of a special rabbi.
Don’t be slouches, tweens!
The actor visited the Holy Land last week to celebrate his son’s bar mitzvah
No hora-related injuries reported this time around
After all, the 12-year-old comedian knew how to make Howie Mandel kvell
Dave Heard makes $450 a simcha while trying to make it to Broadway
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