Bar Mitzvah Jitters

Question

My Bar Mitzvah is coming up soon, and I am very, very nervous about it. Do you have any advice on how to get over this fear? Many thanks.

3 years

Answers

  1. Firstly, please accept my personal Mazal Tov on your becoming Bar Mitzvah! May you grow to become an integral member of the Jewish Nation and a source of immeasurable joy to your parents.

    It is quite normal to feel nervous and scared before your Bar Mitzvah. I felt the same before mine, and all my friends were also as nervous as can be. What can you do about it? Firstly, I think that just knowing that it is perfectly normal to feel as you do could help you. Secondly, unless there is a very particular reason not to, I suggest telling your father. Hopefully, he will be able to help you get over your fear and help you reach your Bar Mitzvah Shabbat in a calmer state of mind.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team