Jewish Celebrations

Jewish Celebrations

There are some very important celebrations in throughout the life of a Jewish person, including the bris, the bar or bat mitzvah and of course the Jewish Wedding. At World Of Judaica, we offer the perfect gifts for each of these celebrations.

Bar Mitzvah

The bar mitzvah marks the beginning of manhood for 13 year old boys. It is a very celebrated occasions, please check out our wonderful selection of gifts to mark this memorable moment.

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Bat Mitzvah

The bat mitzvah is celebrated when a girl turns 12 and is officially considered to have the same right as a woman. An important celebration indeed. Browse our beautiful bat mitzvah gifts to find the perfect one for your celebration.

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Jewish Weddings

The wedding day is a day to be remembered forever. Select from our broad array of Jewish Wedding items and make the day extra special for you are your loved ones.

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Bris

Welcoming a baby boy into the world is very exciting, celebrating this birth and life is also very important. Be sure to mark this day with a beautiful selection from our Bris collection.

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Jewish Celebrations

Jewish celebrations are the mold that holds together Jewish tradition. These are the times when Jewish people from all over the world mark their long history and deep heritage together. There are many different Jewish holidays throughout the Jewish calendar, and often, Jewish celebrations occur weekly and not yearly.

Shabbat is a wonderful example one of the Jewish celebrations that the Jewish people look forward to every week of the year. Families sit together at the Shabbat dinner table, light the Shabbat candlesticks, and recite Jewish Prayers. This is possible the most widely recognized Jewish celebration.

The biggest and most fantastic Jewish celebrations occur yearly or sometimes even once in a lifetime. The Bris Milah is a baby’s circumcision ceremony that takes place on the eighth day after his birth. In this Jewish celebration the child is given his proper name by a Rabbi chanting Jewish blessings and prayers according to Jewish ritual.

Next in a Jewish child’s life is the Jewish Bar Mitzvah. This is an important tradition and rite of passage in the life of a Jewish child where he (or she if it’s a Bat Mitzvah), reads Jewish blessings and prayers from the Torah and is officially considered an adult in Jewish culture. After all the Bar Mitzvah invitations have been sent, this Jewish celebration is marked by a huge party. Great Bar Mitzvah gifts include a tallit or kippah.

Jewish weddings are additional Jewish celebrations that are enjoyed in a truly unique way. Jewish wedding dresses are typical wedding gowns, and wedding locations include wedding halls as varied as in any other faith. The differences in Jewish weddings are in the Jewish wedding traditions. Though these vary between Reform and Orthodox Jewish weddings, there are several common practices throughout the entire faith. The sound of breaking glass is common as breaking the glass at a Jewish wedding is one of the longest kept and most significant Jewish traditions at a Jewish wedding.

Other notable Jewish celebrations include the Jewish holidays of Passover, Hanukkah, and Purim, all of which appear yearly in the Jewish calendar. The life of the Jewish people is full of joy, for Jewish celebrations give the best possible way to bask in the fulfillment of a meaningful life.

Jewish Celebrations Guide

Jewish celebrations occur for crucial life cycle events such as birth and marriage. These are occasions to celebrate, which involve specific Jewish traditions and the participation of the Jewish community. These joyous events have certain rituals and commandments associated with them. All of the Jewish celebrations are occasions to bring together family and friends. It is common to bring Jewish gifts to these occasions such as Menorahs, mezuzahs, Kiddush cups, and candlesticks.

Important Jewish celebrations include Bris, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, and weddings. Each of these celebrations mark a different life cycle event in Judaism.

Bris

The Bris refers to the circumcision that baby boys are required to have at eight days old. This is a commandment that establishes the covenant between G-d and male Jews. The Bris, or Brit Milah, is of the upmost importance. It is crucial for the Bris to occur on the eighth day of life, and may even occur on Shabbat or holidays.

The Bris has a specific set of rituals involved in the ceremony. A male relative is asked to sit in a special chair and hold the baby on a pillow during the circumcision. Every Jewish community has a trained Mohel who performs the circumcision in a medically professional manner. It is tradition for the baby to suck on a cloth dipped in wine after the circumcision. A special Kiddush blessing over the wine is then said by a chosen male relative. The baby boy is named during this ceremony as well.

Popular gifts for the Bris include Bris pillows, baby blessings, and baby pins.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

The Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations refer to the age when young Jewish adults officially take on the responsibility of observing Jewish commandments. This occurs for boys at age thirteen and girls at age twelve. This age marks their entrance into adulthood and means they are required to uphold Jewish law. For boys, this means wearing Tefillin, Tallit, and reading from the Torah.

Common gifts to the Bar Mitzvah boy and Bat Mitzvah girl include Torah pointers, Kiddush cups, and prayer books and covers.

Jewish Wedding

Weddings in Judaism are exciting and joyous occasions. The wedding marks the concept that two soul mates have found each other and their souls become one. The wedding has specific traditions such as the Ketubah, Chuppah, and the breaking of the glass. The Ketubah is a contract written for the couple and signed on the wedding day in front of witnesses. The couple is required to marry under a canopy called a Chuppah, usually covered with a Tallit. After the couple is officially married by a Rabbi, it is tradition to break a glass by stepping on it and joyously exclaim 'Mazal Tov!'

Traditional wedding gifts include Kiddush cups, home blessings, Mezuzahs, and candlesticks.

Jewish Gifts

It is quite common to bring gifts to Jewish celebrations. Any Jewish themed gift is acceptable for these occasions, but there are specific gifts that are more appropriate than others. For example, blessings for a baby featured on a wall hanging make for the perfect Bris gift. A traditional gift for a wedding is a Ketubah frame or a Mezuzah to place on the doors of their new house. The most popular Bat Mitzvah gift is jewelry with Magen David or Hamsa accents. Show your support and joy for these celebrations with the perfect Judaica gift.

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