BAR / BAT MITZVAH
The Bar / Bat Mitzvah ceremony is a traditional ritual within the Jewish community that involves happiness for the young protagonists and of course, for the family and members of the community that participate in the event.
The literal meaning of Bar / Bat Mitzvah is son / daughter of the precept. Therefore, technically speaking, children do not make the Bar / Bat Mitzvahbut they become Bar / Bat Mitzvah.
When the boy is 13 and the girl 12 years old, it is time they leave childhood according to the Jewish tradition, and they become adults with all the rights and obligations that it implies. They cease to be Jewish only because their parents are Jewish, and they become Jewish by their own conviction. In this way, they become a precious union, part of that unbreakable chain called Judaism, that century after century, unites generation after generation.
Young people practice for several months in order to play a key role during the ceremony, such as singing several prayers or reading the Parsha Hashavua, the weekly portion of Torah. This preparation can be done in person and remotely, through live streaming platforms such as Skype.
During the ceremony, one of the most emotive moments occurs during the final blessing, when the parents embrace their son / daughter with the talit, and receive the Bar / Bat Mitzvah certificate.
Parents and grandparents are part of this emotive ceremony, handing over the ancestral Torah to their descendants, symbolizing the transmission generation to generation of the values, customs, traditions, teachings and spiritual values of Judaism.
The Bar / Bat Mitzvah ceremony represents the essence of Jewish people, and it has deep roots in the past, values that enrich today's society, and a commitment with the future.
In Barcelona, it is possible to celebrate this unforgettable ceremony in the oldest synagogue in Europe, a magical and special place that it will make this day an incredible experience, always remembered with joy and happiness.