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As I understand, there is no mitzvah to make a se'udah for a Bar Mitzvah, unlike what occurs for a Brit, Pidyon Haben, Wedding or Siyum Masechta. Assuming that there is no siyum done, can a person serve meat during a Bar Mitzvah party made during the 9 Days?

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If the bar mitzvah is on Shabbat, then there is no issue. We may make a meat se'uda even on Shabbat Chazon. – Noach MiFrankfurt Jul 11 '14 at 14:12
@NoachmiFrankfurt - This is a good solution, of course. Another easy solution would be to just do a siyum at the Bar Mitzvah. I was asking the question in general terms. – DanF Jul 11 '14 at 15:52
That would work. I have a friend whose birthday is 2 Tishrei. He didn't celebrate his b"m until Lech-Lecha. So that is also an option (also allows for the motzei Shabbat party with music et c.) – Noach MiFrankfurt Jul 11 '14 at 15:56
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Rabbi Daniel Neustat quotes the Yad Efrayim 551:31 and Divrei Yatziv 2:238 as permitting meat for a Seudas Bar Mitzvah on the day of the Bar Mitvzah.

However, for this and all Seudas Mitzvah dispensations, if it is during the week that Tisha B'av falls out, only a minyan plus close relatives may partake of the meat and wine (Mishnah Berurah 551:77). Sha'ar ha-Tziyun 84 is more stringent allows only a minyan including relatives to partake.

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Since it is not a seudas mitzvah, the minhag would not be overridden and the prohibition would still apply.

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A source would be helpful. – andrewmh20 Jul 11 '14 at 15:50

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