by: N. Klieman
Bar Mitzvah is a religious ceremony marking the passage of a boy into the status of a young adult in the Jewish Religion. According to Jewish practice, a boy who reaches the age of 13 becomes old enough to accept upon himself the responsibilities of religious practice and the observance of all commandments as set by the Torah.
Gift giving is a means of expressing one’s joy in the participation of the Bar Mitzvah ceremony and a show of support for the celebrant as he enters the maturation period of his teen years. Here are 5 Bar Mitzvah gift suggestions for useful gifts that will be greatly appreciated by the Bar Mitzvah celebrant.
Tallit – The Tallit is a most meaningful gift that will be used when attending prayer services. Many Tallit sellers include a bag to protect the Tallit from the elements.
Kiddush Cup– A silver wine cup will serve the Bar Mitzvah celebrant for years during the Kiddush ceremony on Shabbat and Holidays.
Yamaka-Kippa– The Yamaka head covering is a practical gift that will be worn either daily or at religious ceremonies. A Yamaka that is hand made in Israel will certainly gain appreciation for your thoughtfulness.
Star of David Jewelry – A piece of jewelry is both useful and meaningful especially when it contains the Magen David or Star of David.
Bar Mitzvah Watch – A watch is a very useful gift that will always serve an active Bar Mitzvah boy well in school and in sports.