today was my friend randi's son's bar mitzvah and it was lovely and touching. according to wikipedia:
"According to Jewish Law, when Jewish children reach the age of maturity (12 years for girls, 13 years for boys) they become responsible for their actions. At this point, a boy is said to become Bar Mitzvah (Hebrew: בר מצוה, "one (m.) to whom the commandments apply"); a girl is said to become Bat Mitzvah (Hebrew: בת מצוה, "one (f.) to whom the commandments apply"). "
over the next few years, my children will start hebrew school in preparation of their bar/bat mitzvahs. and my niece will be having her bat mitzvah this spring! (the first of her generation in my family!)
below are pictures from this morning.....
the bar mitzvah boy maxx!
my girlfriends haley and lisa.
sushi, of course! it IS long island...
and no bar mitzvah is complete without bagels.