Bat Mitzvah Presents Special Gift (March, 2014)

A bat mitzvah student brings her Torah portion to life and constructs a miniature Tabernacle, as a surprise gift for her rabbi, Sharon Sobel, which she presents to her toward the end of her bat mitzvah service. (Watch “Bat Mitzvah Presents Special Gift” below, or on YouTube.)

Bat Mitzvah Presents Special Gift

About bar/bat mitzvah (from Wikipedia):
Bar (בַּר) is a Jewish Babylonian Aramaic word literally meaning “son” (בֵּן), while bat (בַּת) means “daughter” in Hebrew, and mitzvah (מִצְוָה) means “commandment” or “law” (plural: mitzvot). Thus bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah literally translate to “son of commandment” and “daughter of commandment”. However, in rabbinical usage, the word bar means “under the category of” or “subject to”. Bar mitzvah therefore translates to “an [agent] who is subject to the law”. Although the term is commonly used to refer to the ritual itself, in fact the phrase originally refers to the person.

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