The Bat Mitzvah that Ate My Life is Over - Mo's Journal
The Bat Mitzvah that Ate My Life is Over|
|Date:||May 9th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)|| |
Yeah, coming of age rituals are a good thing, I think. I love bnai mitzvah because adolescence is so on the cusp between childhood and adulthood and it's emblematic of that. They work hard and do a pretty sophisticated intellectual exercise; they're both learning and teaching (which is a big combo in our tradition). And then they have a party and they play like the kids they still are. I love that they can be both adult and child for a few years.