Bar Mitzvah Blessings from the Chief Rabbis of Israel (Video)

Bar Mitzvah Blessings from the Chief Rabbis of Israel (Video)

This site presents video blessings for Bar Mtizvah boys from the former Ashkenazi and Sephardic Chief Rabbis of Israel, both of whom held these positions from 1993-2003. In a 3 minute long video, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau points out how a Bar Mitzvah is a celebration of taking on the yoke of the Torah and mitzvot, contrary to most celebrations which mark the completion of something. In a shorter video, Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi Doron emphasizes the significance of passing on tradition from generation to generation. In Hebrew with English subtitles, both videos praise the organizers of Bar-Mitzvah.org, an excellent resource for those preparing for an Orthodox Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

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