A joyous day for Claire

Something I recently learned is that the Bat & Bar Mitzvah ceremony celebrates the link in an unbroken chain of thousands of years of Jewish tradition. The words Bar & Bat Mitzvah literally mean “Son & Daughter of the Mitzvah.” In addition to meaning “commandment” the word Mitzvah also means “connection.” 

According to the Torah, at the age of 13, young men and women are endowed with a greater capacity for both seeking to do good and seeking selfish pursuits. This age marks the young adult’s arrival at the crossroads of moral and spiritual decision making that is engaged in by mature adults. As a community, the Bat & Bar Mitzvah is celebrated in order to help young adults become aware of and draw meaning from this significant transition in their lives.

That said, Claire spent hours and hours learning