|Translated title||At the Transition—Bar and Bat Mizva. How Jewish Children and Teenagers Become Adults|
Basel, Switerland, 2011. 63 pp., illustrations: 41 col., 4 b&w, 26 × 19 cm. German.
Jüdisches Museum der Schweiz / Musée juif de Suisse (4 September 2011–30 April 2012)
The Bar and Bat Mitzvah as a rite of passage in the life of the Jewish teen. Historical overview of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, followed by brief essays on: rites of passage in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s metamorphosis over time, the ritual of Confirmation, parental views of Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and four “case studies” of contemporary teens celebrating this rite in the 21st century. Exhibition material arranged according to four categories, each with introductory text: Torah, Historical Material, Man and Woman, and Celebration and Gifts. Descriptive entries. 47 items.