Weekly Website Whizzkid – Callum Poustie

This week in EP6-7 we have been learning about Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. We learnt that the boy has his Bar Mitzvah at age thirteen and a girl has her Bat Mitzvah age twelve. In the Jewish faith they speak Hebrew and Bar Mitzvah means ‘son of the commandments’ while Bat Mitzvah means ‘daughter of the commandments’. When Jewish children have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah they have a big party, get lots of presents and they read from the Torah – which is the Old Testament.  They also make speeches to their parents and families saying thank you for bring them up. Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a celebration of them becoming adults.