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The Transformation of the Bar Mitzvah Ceremony, 1800–2020

David Golinkin

in No Small Matter: Features of Jewish Childhood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197577301
eISBN:
9780197577332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577301.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

After discussing the pre-history of the bar mitzvah ceremony, this chapter analyzes four basic components of the ceremony before the year 1800: the Barukh sheptarani blessing; the aliyah to the ... More


Age and Identity: Reaching Thirteen in the Lives of American Jews

Stuart Schoenfeld

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Stuart Schoenfeld’s essay traces the rise of the bar and bat mitzvah in American Jewish life and consequently the growing significance of the age of thirteen in the lives of American Jews. He argues ... More


Letty and Abigail Pogrebin, Mother and Daughter: “You are a Woman” Meant “You do the Dishes”

Arthur J. Magida

in Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the experience of Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Abigail Pogrebin, mother and daughter, while accepting Judaism and passing through the phase of their bat mitzvahs. Letty—pioneering ... More


Chanting Torah

Jeffrey A. Summit

in Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199844081
eISBN:
9780190497071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844081.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Part I of this book places the act of reading Torah in a religious, historical and cultural context. Chanting is an inherent part of Jewish tradition. Special sections of Torah are read on various ... More


Digital Technology, Chanting Torah, and the Sustainability of Tradition

Timothy J. Cooley (ed.)

in Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042362
eISBN:
9780252051203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042362.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines strategies where individual Jews employ digital technology to sustain and transmit musical traditions of Torah and haftarah trope, a core element of contemporary Jewish worship. ... More


Transformation, 2000–2012

Myra Strober and John Donahoe

in Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

I return to teaching at the GSB and begin a job as director of the joint MA degree in degree in education and business. I change the title of my business school class from Women and Work to Work and ... More


Banished to the Balcony, 1950–1953

Myra Strober and John Donahoe

in Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 2 introduces me as a 9 year-old, fascinated with my grandfather’s morning prayers. I portray my mother, (who works full-time as a school secretary), my dad (a salesman in the men’s clothing ... More


No Small Matter: Features of Jewish Childhood

Anat Helman (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197577301
eISBN:
9780197577332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577301.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For many centuries Jews were renowned for the efforts they put into their children's welfare and education. Eventually, prioritizing children became a modern Western norm, as reflected in an ... More


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