Jewish teenager, Jonathan Edelman, talks about the importance of his Bar Mitzvah.

This clip is from:
Belief File, Judaism: The Torah
First broadcast:
25 March 2011

Use to illustrate the preparation of a Jewish Bar Mitzvah. This could form part of a wider investigation of the Jewish tradition of Bar Mitzvah. The clip mentions in passing that Jonathan's sister had her Bat Mitzvah two years ago. Students could be asked to research this. Do all Jewish girls have a Bat Mitzvah? The clip also emphasises the special place of the Torah. What is the importance of this for Jewish people?