and he is 13 years old...lol
THE BAR MITZVAH was a complete success. Today I am going to post a few pictures so you can see just what we were up to, while initiating my youngest into this wonderful ritual of becoming "a man."
My oldest MAN, Jordan, was leading Taylor all the way. He taught his little brother all he needed to know to fill his obligations within the ritual. Without "the two of them" *lol* the BAR MITZVAH just wouldn't have happened with the joy, tears, laughter and celebration that we experienced.
Jordan is showing Taylor how to don a Prayer Shawl or "Tallit"
Taylor and Jordan are saying the Blessing after putting on The Prayer Shawl (Tallit)
Jordan is teaching Taylor how to use Tefillan (each one - arm and forehead - contains the SHMA) a Sacred Prayer - "Hear O Israel, The Lord Our God is One...." but written in Hebrew Script and said in Hebrew
Taylor is "all wrapped up" trying to follow his big brother's perfect instructions
This part was hysterical! Taylor did not know that part of the tradition is that when the ritual is over, the guests (40 of them) pelt him with candy that I gave to them when they entered the house. You can see what he is protecting!!! lol Jordan is playing his guitar and we are all singing SIMON TOVandMAZEL TOV, in other words - CONGRATS! Hey, notice the banner - Thank You Mrs. Cricut Expressions Machine and many late nights!!
Taylor is just figuring it all out and having a blast! Maybe one of relief that his hour of Hebrew and singing Hebrew and learning all these new tricks of Tallit and Tefillan are over! And boy, was my floor covered with candy!!! Lucky my dogs were in the back room...
This was a HUGE surprise to Taylor! He did not realize that part of the ritual is that 4 strong people lift Taylor on a chair while we sing and clap and they bounce him up and down! You can see him saying: "Whowwwww" and holding on for dear life! I'm the one in red on the left, jumping and clapping with Glee! Proud Mommy!
Teary Mommy!I am giving my speech to "my baby" but God's MAN! Oy Gavolt...or Oy Gavoy as I like to say, was this a teary moment, having my baby looking up at me and my big boy (MAN) Jordan just behind him!
And here is my new MAN not taking his eyes off me for a second while I told him all kinds of stories about him and situations he's not known about before - for 15 minutes! He is a cutie eh!!!
And Mommy and Child.....ahhhhhh
Look at that look of pride on Taylor's face.
Isn't that darling? Oh, and on the fridge to the left, you get a peak at Jordan and Ayla too!
The reward at the End!!!
TRULY LOVING GOD FOR MY 2 MEN
THANK YOU GOD FOR THIS LOVELY RITUAL AND FOR MY BOYS DEDICATION
p.s. Hi Ayla...You are not forgotten and are "my Goddess always!" xox Mommy