What is the Yekkishe custom regarding Bas Mitzvo? Inquiring Yekkishe minds want to know!
Mazal Tov! Enjoy her and all of your wall-to-wall company. May you shep loads of nachas.
Yekkishe Bekishe -As far as I know, the "minhag" with regard to Bas Mitzvahs is really not much.We do not make fancy catered affairs with live music, facilitators, balloon arrangements and "themes".When I was growing up we had a small class party at home.Due to space concerns, we are holding Jennifer's small class party out of the home, but it will be self catered and simple.Simply appropriate.Simply enjoyable.Simply wonderful.
Mazel tov - the table looks so pretty!
Mazal Tov!To the best of my knowledge, the same traditions held true for yekkish Bar Mitzvahs as well, but that's another story for another time.So, nu, what's on the menu? (If I'm going to help with the cooking, I want to make sure that I'm not preparing salami quiche florentine... *dodges hurled invectives and cookware*)
To be honest, my daughter went out with a friend for Pizza for her Bas Mizva. She got a new dress to make a Shehechiyonu - that comes from the Sridei Eish. I know that the Bostoner Rebbe tells his Chassidim to have their daughters take Challa on their Bas Mitzvoh - as a parallel to a boy putting on Tefilin.
Mazal Tov to your daughter, to you, and to the rest of your family!Shabbat Shalom to all!Mark
Mazel tov. If you need any help I can make a mean pasta.
Mazal Tov!!!We just made a party two weeks ago. Then, out of the blue, this week, my bas mitzvah girl asked me if I knew "this G family in washington Heights, and "their daughter J," and that "are we related or something?" It seems my 12 year old is friends with a girl YOUR 12 year old met in camp. I didn't know young girls played Jewish Geography, but apparently it came up. Your daughter knew who mine was, AND that they were related.Of course I had to call my older sister to find out exactly HOW we are related.
Mazal Tov to J (and her parents, siblings and extended family. May she continue to be bubbly and effervescent (and fun!)
Mazal tov, it's always nice to hear of a simcha!
Mazel Tov! May you see much nachas from her and from all your children.
Mike -Looks like this blog has a higher than normal proportion of male to female cooks..... :DI've gotten the baked ziti done as well as the sesame noodles. The farfalle in creamy garlic sauce needs to be prepared tomorrow.Thanks for the offer!I'd love to hear what your specialty is sometime.
Yekkishe Bekishe,I once asked an older yekke what happened on her bas mitzva in Germany and the answer was basically nothing.But then again, ask an older Polish or Russian lady and the answer will likely be the same. Celebrating bas mitzvahs I believe in fairly recent.
MAZAL TOV, JENNIFER!!!!!
My favorite is ones with bow tie pasta, add some 1/4 extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 green onions chopped, 6 ounce packed feta cheese (crumbled), and two chopped tomato. This works real well.
The overall winner was by far the baked ziti, followed by the creamy garlic bowties with the sesame noodles a distant third.A peak into the mind/stomach/world of the average 12 year old......
I can make bake ziti too but it would be a waste of my skills
G6,I should have written my comment in the form of a question. I have heard that celebrating bas mitzvahs is a fairly recent pratice, but a charedi acquaintance of mine insists that nothing at all has changed. I spoke (like I mentioned) to one older yekke about her bas mitzvah and she told me she basically didn't have one. I'm interested if you know if your mother or mother-in-law had any sort of bas mitzvah celebration. I'd be grateful if you could enlighten me on this topic.
Yehuda -I've made some inquiries on your behalf as to how things were done "in the good old days".I'll try to get back to you shortly.
sorry im late! mazel tov!
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