In the modern age, adolescence seems to be lasting ever longer – by now even into a person’s 30’s. But Jewish tradition will have none of that: young women and men enter adulthood in the fullest sense at age 12 and 13, respectively – with all the obligations and privileges that that entails.
To many, a bar/bat mitzvah is all about the party. Hey, I can dig a party as much as anyone. But it makes you wonder, where have all the values gone?
OK, though, first let’s have some fun and get some great photos. We can spend the rest of our lives figuring out what it all really means – so long as we are truly committed to that.