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שבחי המשפחה לבת המצווה | A Prayer in Honor of a Bat Mitzvah from her Family by Dr. Chaim Hames-Ezra

A prayer for a ritual of blessing of a bat mitzvah by her family. . . .

תפילת בת המצווה | Prayer of the Bat Mitzvah after she finishes reading from the Torah, trans. by Miri Landau

A statement by the Bat Mitsvah after her first aliyah. . . .

בר מצווה | Parents’ brakhah for a Bar Mitzvah by Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen

I wrote this brachah on the occasion of my son Oryah’s bar mitzvah. The Aramaic/Hebrew and the translation are mine. My partner and I recited the blessing after my son was called up to the Torah. The brachah replaces the ברוך שפטרנו which is recited in some communities. This blessing (which is basically self-explanatory) expresses gratitude for Divine favor leading to this moment and a prayer for Heavenly guidance for my son’s continued path. Though the translation is gender neutral in relation to God, the Hebrew/Aramaic is gendered masculine. This is my practice with regards to my children. I bless my daughter with feminine God language and my son with masculine God language. The blessing can be grammatically adapted for a bat mitzvah. . . .


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