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bar mitz·vah

or bar miz·vah (bär mĭts′və)Judaism
n.
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.

[Hebrew bar miṣwâ : Aramaic bar, son; see bn in Semitic roots + Hebrew miṣwâ, commandment; see mitzvah.]
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Bar Mitzvah

(bɑːˈmɪtsvə) Judaism or

Barmitzvah

adj
(Judaism) (of a Jewish boy) having assumed full religious obligations, being at least thirteen years of age
n
1. (Judaism) the occasion, ceremony, or celebration of that event
2. (Judaism) the boy himself on that day
[Hebrew: son of the law]
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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]
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bar mitzvah

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bar mitzvah - (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibilitybar 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
induction, initiation, installation - a formal entry into an organization or position or office; "his initiation into the club"; "he was ordered to report for induction into the army"; "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"
Verb1.bar mitzvah - confirm in the bar mitzvah ceremony, of boys in the Jewish faithbar mitzvah - confirm in the bar mitzvah ceremony, of boys in the Jewish faith
covenant - enter into a covenant
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Translations

Bar Mitzvah

bar mitzvah [bɑːˈmɪtsvə] NBar Mitzvah m
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Bar Mitzvah

n (= ceremony)Bar Mizwa nt; (= boy) Junge, der Bar Mizwa feiert
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After he had his Bar Mizvah, the two young people left their parents behind.
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The first is that of Bar Mizvah, when a boy reaches the age of thirteen and becomes obligated to observe the mizvot of the Torah.