The Bar Mitzvah (for boys), or the Bat Mitzvah (for girls) is a religious and traditional initiation ceremony in Jewish tradition in which a boy who has reached the age of 13, or a girl who has reached the age of 12, are regarded in the eyes of God and those of religious leaders as ready to take on their religious duties and capable of participating in public worship. It also means they are considered responsible for their own transgressions, because according to Jewish tradition, up until that time, their parents are considered responsible, and thus also punishable for their children’s behavior and deeds.
Bar / Bat Mitzvah
Activity Level: Easy
Duration: 9 Hours
Pickup: Any hotel
Return: Any hotel
One of the reasons the ceremony is so exiting is that children do not have to perform it. They can choose, whether to go through with it or not. Thus, it is also one of their first important decisions. For the parents this is also an emotional point, because their children are one step further to growing up and becoming the people they are destined to become. Most of all, it is a time of celebration and happiness on the acceptation of fledgling members of the community.
This is why many families choose to commemorate this significant point in their child’s life with a special event and/or activity. And one of the most popular ways to do this is to make a special trip in Israel, visiting some of the most important and well known sites, in which ancient events which can go back to the time of the Bible have taken place.
A Bar Mitzvah or a Bat Mitzvah in Israel can provide a unique experience for both the child and the family. One of the best ways to enhance the experience is to hire a professional tour guide of Israel. In this way, parents can rely on the experience of the tour guide in order to create the perfect itinerary for everyone, with early teen-oriented activities, on the one hand, and adult oriented activities on the other.
Basically, the sky is the limit when it comes to traveling and exploring the holy land. From trips to the Western Wall, to rappelling, to cave exploration, to 4X4 vehicle tours, and even observation of the land from a hot air balloon. The child’s ceremony can be weaved into the trip and incorporated as high-point in a location of your choice. Whether you come from a religious background or not, celebrating the Bar/bat Mitzvah in Israel is one of the best ways to connect with Jewish and Israeli history – a connection to last for a lifetime!