(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1999 23:40:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Russell Hendel < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Bat Mitzvahs
The subject of "how to celebrate Bat Mitzvahs" has come up recently (e.g.
Danmin@aol.com (V4n76) or Hamm (V4n80).
At my neices Bat Mitzvah in Elizabeth my brother-in-law made a Siyum of
Ketuboth prior to the seudah. When I asked him for an explanation he
a) On the one hand he didn't want to contribute to making a new minhag of
legitimizing a new minhag of bat mitvahs while
(b) on the other hand he did not want to deprive his daughter of what every
one else has. So he made a siyum converting the meal into a seudat mitzvah.
© He chose Ketuboth so no one should accuse him of finishing a small
maseceth quickly for purposes of the seudah.
Russell Hendel; Phd ASA;