An age old ritual of a Jewish boy becoming a man at age 13. In modern times the ritual includes Jewish girls as well, becoming a woman at age 13. There is a relgious service, usually in a Synagogue, followed by a celebration to have freinds and relatives share in this "Mitzvah" (blessing).
RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.
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