bar mizvah

[ bahr mits-vuh or, Ashkenazic Hebrew bahr; Sephardic Hebrew bahr meets-vah ]SEE DEFINITION OF bar mizvah

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WORD ORIGIN

1861, in Judaism, "male person who has completed his 13th year and thus reached the age of religious responsibility," from Hebrew, literally "son of command." As a name for the ceremony itself, by 1941.

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bar mitzvah

nounjewish rite of passage
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