Tips on Choosing a Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah Gift
Among the rituals of Jewish culture, the bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah are very important and well known. The bar mitzvah, or bat mitzvah for girls, usually takes place on or around boy's 13th birthday (12th birthday for girls). By reading a portion of the Torah during the Shabbat (Sabbath) service, the child shows he or she is now an adult in the eyes of the congregation. A celebration with food, dancing and bar mitzvah gifts for the birthday boy (bat mitzvah gifts for a girl) follows the service. If you've never attended a bar or bat mitzvah before, you may wonder what's appropriate to give as a present. It's easy to find the right gifts just by following a few simple rules.