Yes, I know that the syllabus said “Jewish Funerals and Mourning” for this past Wednesday night, and I’m still not sure why I prepared the wrong lesson plan. I apologize for the confusion; we went ahead with the plan for Bnei Mitzvah and Jewish Weddings, and will do Funerals next week.
Key facts about Bnei Mitzvah:
– It’s Bar Mitzvah for boys, and Bat Mitzvah for girls. Bnei Mitzvah is the plural.
– If a person is Jewish and 13 or older, they are bar or bat mitzvah. It has to do with age, not with a ceremony or a party. A Jew who is bar mitzvah (of age) can serve as a witness in a rabbinical court, can witness documents, and can be called to the Torah for an aliyah (Torah blessing.)
– However, the celebration of bar or bat mitzvah has become an important lifecycle event for Jewish families.
Key facts about Jewish Weddings:
– Two parts: Kiddushin and Nissuin (click on Jewish Wedding Vocabulary to get the class handout that explains the details.)
– The Ketubah is the Wedding Contract.
– The Chuppah is a wedding canopy, symbol of the new household that begins with the wedding.
– A get is a Jewish divorce document, given by the husband to the wife.
See you next week for our next-to-last class, Jewish funerals and mourning!
– Rabbi Adar
- Concept #1: Badeken (613tiers.wordpress.com)