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bar mitzvah

noun [C usually singular] uk   /bɑːˈmɪts.və/ us    /bɑːr-/
a Jewish ceremony held to celebrate a boy reaching the age of 13, in which he is given the religious responsibilities and duties of an adult man
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JudaismReligious ceremonies and prayers
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