Bar Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah
Bar Mitzvah 1861, in Judaism, "male person who has completed his 13th year and thus reached the age of religious responsibility," from Hebrew, lit. "son of command." As a name for the ceremony itself, by 1941.

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  • Bar-Mitzvah — au Mur des Lamentations Bar Mitzvah (hébreu : בר מצוה, aussi appelé communion juive) est un mot araméen qui pourrait signifier : Fils du Commandement. C est l âge auquel le jeune garçon juif atteint sa majorité religieuse, en principe… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bar mitzvah — or bar mizvah [bär mits′və; ] Heb [ bär΄mits vä′] n. [Yiddish bar mitsve < Heb Aram < Aram bar, son of + Heb mitsva, commandment] [also B M ] 1. a Jewish boy who has arrived at the age of religious responsibility, thirteen years ☆ 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • bar mitzvah — bar mitz|vah [ bar mıtsvə ] noun count a Jewish religious ceremony held on a boy s thirteenth birthday, after which he is considered to be an adult in his religious life a. a Jewish boy who is taking part in a bar mitzvah …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bar mitzvah — ► NOUN ▪ the religious initiation ceremony of a Jewish boy who has reached the age of 13. ORIGIN Hebrew, son of the commandment …   English terms dictionary

  • Bar mitzvah — /* */ Bar Mitzvah …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bar mitzvah — /bahr mits veuh / or, Ashk. Heb. /bahrdd/; Seph. Heb. /bahrdd meets vah /, (often caps.) Judaism. 1. a solemn ceremony held in the synagogue, usually on Saturday morning, to admit as an adult member of the Jewish community a Jewish boy 13 years… …   Universalium

  • Bar Mitzvah — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bar. Bar Mitzvah au Mur des Lamentations …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bar mitzvah — UK [ˌbɑː(r) ˈmɪtsvə] / US [bɑr ˈmɪtsvə] noun [countable] Word forms bar mitzvah : singular bar mitzvah plural bar mitzvahs a) a Jewish religious ceremony held on a boy s thirteenth birthday, after which he is considered to be an adult in his… …   English dictionary

  • bar mitzvah — I. noun Usage: often capitalized B&M Etymology: Hebrew bar miṣwāh, literally, son of the (divine) law Date: 1816 1. a Jewish boy who reaches his 13th birthday and attains the age of religious duty and responsibility 2. the initiatory ceremony… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bar mitzvah — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n. [bar MITZ vuh] a ceremony recognizing the entrance of a 13 year old Jewish boy into the adult world of moral responsibilities. The bar mitzvah is the Jewish boy s great rite of passage into… …   English dictionary for students

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