Am Übergang—Bar und Bat Mizwa. Wie werden jüdische Kinder und Jugendliche erwachsen?

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Translated title At the Transition—Bar and Bat Mizva. How Jewish Children and Teenagers Become Adults

Gaby Knoch-Mund.


Basel, Switerland, 2011. 63 pp., illustrations: 41 col., 4 b&w, 26 × 19 cm. German.




Jüdisches Museum der Schweiz / Musée juif de Suisse (4 September 2011–30 April 2012)


The Bar and Bat Mitzvah as a rite of passage in the life of the Jewish teen. Historical overview of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, followed by brief essays on: rites of passage in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s metamorphosis over time, the ritual of Confirmation, parental views of Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and four “case studies” of contemporary teens celebrating this rite in the 21st century. Exhibition material arranged according to four categories, each with introductory text: Torah, Historical Material, Man and Woman, and Celebration and Gifts. Descriptive entries. 47 items.

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