For Kids-Putting God on Your Guest List: How to Claim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

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The kids’ companion to the award-winning Putting God on the Guest List, 3rd Ed.: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Used as an inspiring part of bar/bat mitzvah preparation for parents in hundreds of congregations around the world.

Jewish youngsters and their parents need to turn inward at bar and bat mitzvah time and ask themselves these hard questions: “Why are we doing ...

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For Kids--Putting God on Your Guest List, 2nd Ed.: How to Claim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

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Overview

The kids’ companion to the award-winning Putting God on the Guest List, 3rd Ed.: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Used as an inspiring part of bar/bat mitzvah preparation for parents in hundreds of congregations around the world.

Jewish youngsters and their parents need to turn inward at bar and bat mitzvah time and ask themselves these hard questions: “Why are we doing this? What does it all mean?”

At last, a guide especially for kids, to help them spiritually prepare for their bar/bat mitzvah. Explains the core spiritual values of Judaism to young people in a language they can understand. Questions at the end of each chapter engage kids and let them offer their own thoughts. A special section helps parents and kids find places to perform acts of tzedakah to honor the event—newly revised and updated.

A guide to preparing for the bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, discussing the history and significance of this rite of passage and putting it in perspective with the core spiritual values of Judaism.

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
This is a kids' companion guide to the widely acclaimed guide for parents by the same author, Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah. And surely this work does guide students through the details both secular (gifts, parties, dealing with parents) and ritualistic (prayers, speeches, decorum) of preparing and conducting the Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age ceremony. But, it is much more than that. It also is a workbook for a young adolescent who is trying to figure out his/her evolving role in Jewish history and Jewish life. And for the older reader, this work can serve as an informative and highly readable reminder about what being Jewish is really all about.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580233088
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 138
  • Sales rank: 671,685
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is recognized as one of the most thoughtful Jewish writers and teachers of his generation. He has helped people of all ages find spiritual meaning in both the great and small moments in life.

A noted author whose work has appeared in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, and the Congressional Record, Rabbi Salkin is editor of The Modern Men's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Jewish Men on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions; and author of Being God's Partner: How to Find the Hidden Link Between Spirituality and Your Work, with an introduction by Norman Lear; the bestseller Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah; For Kids—Putting God on Your Guest List: How to Claim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah; and Righteous Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Role Models for Sacred Relationships (all Jewish Lights), among other books. ?

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is available to speak on the following topics:
• Is God on Your Guest List?
• Where Are the Men?
• While You Were Out, God Called
• The Secret War Against Israel (or, Why John Lennon Was Wrong)
• Outside the Red Tent

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Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 1 • Beyond "Today I Am a Man/a Woman" THE REAL HISTORY OF BAR AND BAT MITZVAH 2 • “Speak to the Children of Israel” THE SECRET MEANING OF BAR AND BAT MITZVAH 3 • Why Are These People Crying? WADING IN THE RIVER OF TEARS 4 • Hearing God's Voice THE MEANING OF TORAH 5 • Putting the Mitzvah Back in Bar and Bat Mitzvah 6 • Rites and Wrongs of Passage PUTTING THE PARTY IN PERSPECTIVE 7 • To a Skeptical Jewish Kid 8 • A Road Map to the Shabbat Morning Worship Service FINDING YOUR PLACE IN THE WORDS 9 • After the Thank-You Notes LIFE AFTER BAR AND BAT MITZVAH GLOSSARY A LIST OF PLACES FOR YOUR TZEDAKAH SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING

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