Bat Mitzvah Age

Question

What is the youngest age a girl can have a bat mitzvah? Can it be in her 12th year but not yet 12?

3 years

Answers

  1. The accepted norm according to Jewish Law is twelve years and one day.

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  2. The accepted norm according to Jewish Law is twelve years and one day.

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  3. The phrase “and one day” does not mean a day after the 12th birthday, but rather means that it is the 12th birthday, since the day of birth is the first day and the 12th birthday is another day – therefore the day of the 12th birthday totals 12 years “and one day” of life from the time of birth. I hope that this is clear.

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