Integration into the Group and Sacred Uniqueness; An Analysis of Adult Bat Mitzvah

By Stuart Schoenfeld

Association for the Sociology of Religion, 1986

In the analysis that follows, an innovative Jewish ritual - an adult bat mitzvah - is interpreted as one which combines themes of integration into a group and individual autonomy. The analysis is made complex by the fact that the innovative ritual is an adaptation of a well-established conventional pattern of bar and bat mitzvah at the age of thirteen. The conventional pattern is described first in order that the differences between it and the innovative ritual will be clear.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Adult Education

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Schoenfeld, Stuart. Integration into the Group and Sacred Uniqueness; An Analysis of Adult Bat Mitzvah. Association for the Sociology of Religion. 1986: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3098


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