Religious symbols and artefacts
Bar Mitzvah includes a number of religious artifscts that contribute to the religious significance of the cremony. Some of these symbols include:
The Torah is the Jews scrolls. There are to the Jews kind of what a bible is to Catholics. It is very large and is believed to be originally written by Moses over a period of thirty-nine years.
The tallit is a special prayer shawl that the child receives during their bar mitzvah ceremony. Only adult Jews are allowed to wear these shawls but since the bar mitzvah means the child is now seen as an adult in the Jewish faith, they can wear the shawl.
A kippah is a small cap, usually made of cloth, often worn by Jewish men to fulfill the customary requirement held by some orthodox authorities that their head be covered at all times. It is less commonly worn by women.