with Rabbi Michael Hilton
March 19, 2015
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In partnership with The Jewish Publication Society.
How did the bar mitzvah develop from an obscure legal ritual into a core component of Judaism? How did it spread into the general pop culture vocabulary? The key to its surprising success is an intriguing mixture of the social and the spiritual.
Bar Mitzvah: A History is a comprehensive examination of the ceremonies and celebrations for both boys and girls. It explores the origins and development of the coming-of-age milestone.
Michael Hilton is the rabbi of Kol Chai Hatch End Jewish Community in London.
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