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The Resource Bar mitzvah : a history, Rabbi Michael Hilton

Bar mitzvah : a history, Rabbi Michael Hilton

Label
Bar mitzvah : a history
Title
Bar mitzvah
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Rabbi Michael Hilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Jewish coming-of-age ceremony of bar mitzvah was first recorded in thirteenth-century France, where it took the form of a simple statement by the father that he was no longer responsible for his thirteen-year-old son. Today, bar mitzvah for boys and bat mitzvah for girls are more popular than at any time in history and are sometimes accompanied by lavish celebrations. How did bar mitzvah develop over the centuries from an obscure legal ritual into a core component of Judaism? How did it capture the imagination of even non-Jewish youth? Bar Mitzvah is a comprehensive history of the ceremonies and celebrations for both boys and girls. As cultural anthropology informed by rabbinic knowledge, it explores the origins and development of the most important coming-of-age milestone in Judaism. Rabbi Michael Hilton has sought out every reference to bar mitzvah in the Bible, the Talmud, and numerous other Jewish texts spanning several centuries, extracting a fascinating miscellany of information, stories, and commentary. "--
  • "How the bar mitzvah developed over the centuries from an obscure legal ritual into a core component of Judaism and how it captured the imagination of everyone, including many non-Jewish youth"--
Summary
How the bar mitzvah developed over the centuries from an obscure legal ritual into a core component of Judaism and how it captured the imagination of everyone, including many non-Jewish youth
Storyline
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10313775
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DLC
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Hilton, Michael
Dewey number
296.4/42409
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bar mitzvah
  • RELIGION / Judaism / Rituals & Practice
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies
  • Bar Mitswa
  • Bar mitzvah
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history
Label
Bar mitzvah : a history, Rabbi Michael Hilton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How bar mitzvah began -- How bar mitzvah became popular -- The spread and regulation of bar mitzvah -- Jewish confirmation -- Bat mitzvah -- Into the modern age -- Current issues and trends -- The evidence assessed
Control code
ocn862098112
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780827609471
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013050487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)862098112
Label
Bar mitzvah : a history, Rabbi Michael Hilton
Publication
Note
"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How bar mitzvah began -- How bar mitzvah became popular -- The spread and regulation of bar mitzvah -- Jewish confirmation -- Bat mitzvah -- Into the modern age -- Current issues and trends -- The evidence assessed
Control code
ocn862098112
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780827609471
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013050487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)862098112

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