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21 years after 'dying,' Shimon Ohana celebrates son's bar mitzvah - opinion

Shimon had a tenth of one percent chance of recovery after being shot in the Second Intifada. Today, he is alive.

US middle school goes virtual to kurb COVID spread from a bar mitzvah

The bar mitzvah that caused an outbreak of COVID is the the nephew of former New Jersey governer Chris Christie.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
21/09/2021
Il en faut pour tous les goûts...

Bahrain celebrates first Bar Mitzvah in 16 years

The ceremony was held at the House of Ten Commandments, the oldest functioning synagogue in the region.

Comedian Eric Andre

Desus and Mero get a bar mitzvah with the help of Eric Andre and a rabbi

When the duo felt the need to celebrate a bar mitzvah of sorts on TV, and they called in one of their Jewish friends to help them prepare: the wild child comedian Eric Andre.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
07/08/2021

From Maine to Yeroham: One man’s journey to his grandson’s brit

For my father, 87, the brit was the moment he had been looking forward to after a cold Maine winter on the St. Croix River, filled with snow flurries and coronavirus worries.

By ANAV SILVERMAN PERETZ
15/07/2021

Chabad of Baka celebrates its Bar Mitzvah year

Chabad of Baka’s building fund prospered over the past year, bringing them close to the halfway mark of their $2.2 million goal.

Here’s how to involve virtual guests in a hybrid bar or bat mitzvah

Fully virtual bar and bat mitzvahs are, happily, no longer a necessity in many places.

By HOLLY LEBOWITZ ROSSI/JTA
04/06/2021

Parashat Bamidbar: Four lessons for one's journey into Jewish adulthood

The Book of Numbers is not primarily one of danger and warning, but rather one of promise and preparation, albeit seasoned with a healthy dose of realism.

By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
12/05/2021

Zoom-mitzvahs moving the bar on tradition - comment

One year ago, no one had ever heard of a Zoom bar or bat mitzvah.

By HOWARD BLAS
28/02/2021

74 bar and bat mitzvahs for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth held over Zoom

“2020 has been a particularly difficult year for the deaf and hearing-impaired population," said the International Young Israel Movement director.

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