Talk:Bar Mitzvah

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The term Bat Mitzvah (בת מצוה) has been around as long as the term Bar Mitzvah, the reason why females are legally adults in Jewish law before males is due to the belief the they reach maturity earlier. The ceremony for a bat mitzvah has only been around since the 20th century, begun by I believe a "Reconstructionist" Rabbi DLerner 06:40, 6 March 2008 (EST)

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