Monday, June 18, 2007
On Saturday night, I had the pleasure of attending the Bat Mitzvah of the daughter of a dear friend. Similar to a Bar Mitzvah, this is a coming of age ceremony when a Jewish girl is 12 or 13 and she is considered ready to publically lead the congregation in prayer. This one was a little different than others I have attended, as it was held out doors under a tent in the backyard, rather than in a place of worship. Guided by a guitar playing Rabbi, it was a very touching and spiritually moving event. Later, we all partied till the wee hours.