“I Didn’t Want To Be Called A Girl, and I Didn’t Want a Bar Mitzvah”: The Next Frontier in Inclusion

Rabbi Carole Balin discusses how the revolution in Jewish life bat mitzvah girls sparked a century ago is entering a new phase as new conceptions of gender are stretching the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony once again. Gender-expansive kids are leading the way in creating the gender-neutral ritual known as b’mitzvah. Created by the Jewish Women's Archive for Rise Up/Bat Mitzvah at 100, in partnership with SAJ: Judaism That Stands For All.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "“I Didn’t Want To Be Called A Girl, and I Didn’t Want a Bar Mitzvah”: The Next Frontier in Inclusion." (Viewed on December 7, 2022) <https://jwa.org/media/i-didnt-want-be-called-girl-and-i-didnt-want-bar-mitzvah-next-frontier-inclusion>.

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