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bar mitz·vahor bar miz·vah (bär mĭts′və)Judaism
1. A Jewish male of at least 13 years of age, considered an adult and responsible for observing religious law.
2. The ceremony to recognize a boy as a bar mitzvah.
tr.v. bar mitz·vahed, bar mitz·vah·ing, bar mitz·vahs or bar miz·vahed or bar miz·vah·ing or bar miz·vahs
To recognize as a bar mitzvah.
Bar Mitzvah(bɑːˈmɪtsvə) Judaism or
(Judaism) (of a Jewish boy) having assumed full religious obligations, being at least thirteen years of age
1. (Judaism) the occasion, ceremony, or celebration of that event
2. (Judaism) the boy himself on that day
[Hebrew: son of the law]
bar mitz•vah(bɑr ˈmɪts və)
n., v. bar mitz•vahed, bar mitz•vah•ing. n.
1. a ceremony for admitting a boy of 13 as an adult member of the Jewish community.
2. the boy participating in this ceremony.v.t.
3. to administer this ceremony to: Our son was bar mitzvahed last Saturday.(often caps.)
[1860–65; < Biblical Aramaic bar son + Hebrew miṣwāh divine law, commandment]
A ceremony undergone by a Jewish boy when he is 13 showing that he is now a full member of the Jewish community. The event is celebrated in the synagogue.
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|Noun||1.||bar mitzvah - (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility; "a bar mitzvah is an important social event"|
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
|Verb||1.||bar mitzvah - confirm in the bar mitzvah ceremony, of boys in the Jewish faith|
covenant - enter into a covenant