The Israeli police this celebrated a “Belated Bar-Mitzvah” for 82-year old Holocaust survivor Shalom Tayer.
Tayer was born in Libya survivor the Giado concentration camp under Mussolini. He never celebrated his Bar Mitzvah.
Bar mitzvah (son of commandment) happens when a Jewish boy turns 13, he has all the rights and obligations of a Jewish adult, including the commandments of the Torah. From that date, he will wear tefillin on a daily basis, participate in synagogue services and take his place in the Jewish community. This milestone—called a bar mitzvah—is often celebrated with a ceremony in synagogue and tefillin wearing. It is sourced from Genesis 21 when Abraham has a feast after his son Isaac was ‘weaned’. A Bar Mitzvah can be celebrated anytime after the age of 13 (including age 82).
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