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ERIC Number: EJ1262798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Autobiographies of B'Nai Mitzvah: The Meaning of B'Nai Mitzvah and the Role Adolescents Believe Adults Play in the Process
Schwartz, Katherine
Journal of Jewish Education, v86 n2 p164-195 2020
B'nai mitzvah is a significant motivation for engagement in Jewish education. Professionals and families devote resources in aiding young people in becoming b'nai mitzvah. This article examines the adolescent narratives of b'nai mitzvah and the ways in which adults feature in their stories. Their accounts surface a belief that adults support them through pep talks, expressions of pride, helping them make choices, and being with them through the process. Teens see themselves responsible for their choices and achievements, but are appreciative of support. This article raises questions about what ways and by whom adolescents should be guided and supported.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)
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