Bar Mitzvah Jewelry
When Jewish boys turn thirteen years old, they are considered to be “barei mitzvah,” or “sons of mitzvah.” In addition to being a celebratory time, this age has major religious implications. According to Judaism, when a boy turns thirteen he is obligated in all the commandments incumbent upon Jewish men. This means, for example, that he must fast on Yom Kippur and don Tefillin daily; he may join a miniyan, or a quorum, and more. To celebrate such a momentous time in the Jewish boy’s, his parents often hold a party, at which many gifts are showered on him. Gifts may include books, clothes, Prayer shawls and even Bar mitzvah jewelry.
Jewelry is usually thought of as a females’ domain; the Judaica market is inundated with bat mitzvah jewelry such as heart shaped Star of David, stunning silver jewelry boxes and many more. However, many people are not aware of the fact that men’s jewelry is also gaining popularity, and while some men do not like wearing jewelry, be it for personal or Jewish law-related reasons, some do. If you thought about buying a certain bar mitzvah boy a piece of bar mitzvah jewelry, and you know that it will be a gift that he will use, you can opt for a number of necklaces.
Popular bar mitzvah jewelry is the Chai pendant, like the gold textured Chai necklace. This is a beautiful bar mitzvah necklace made of 14k gold with a textured finish. This chai pendant is masculine-looking due to its large, relatively unadorned letters and is great for chai-fans.
Of course, Star of David necklaces make for popular bar mitzvah jewelry as well. These can be made either of Sterling Silver and gold, and are often a little more than they seem; for example, on the back they are sometimes engraved with the boy’s Hebrew name, or even the title Star of David. Other sterling silver Judaica items such as Tallit Clips make for an ideal Bar Mitzvah gift in addition to jewelry.