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07/19/2011 08:09 am ET Updated Sep 18, 2011

Seven Things You Should Know At Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Whatever you do, wherever you do it, and whatever you think about bar and bat mitzvah, here are seven things to consider in order to help make sure that the event you get is the one you really want.

1. Reflect on what the words mean.
2. Remember that it's all about you.
3. Be able to explain why you are there.
4. Know that the party matters.
5. Think about the relationship between giving and receiving.
6. Consider the purpose of your learning.
7. What's next?

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Seven Things You Should Know At Your Bar Mitzvah
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