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Yes, you are considered an adult. (Sources in this answer come from "Bar Mitzvah: Maturity of Body or Mind," by R' Yehoshua Pfeffer. I recommend reading the whole essay for a nice overview of how we determine adulthood.) "You travel" implies that there is a persistent entity called "you" that is transplanted from one time to another. If you are persistent, ...


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from: http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/484213/jewish/What-is-the-Origin-of-the-Bar-Mitzvah-Celebration.htm#footnote1a484213 According to some, the first documented Bar Mitzvah celebration is referred to in the Torah: "And the child [Isaac] grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned" (Genesis ...


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Many kids aged 12/13 have already heard about sex and very often have been told specific things about sex. The information they receive could be true, false, true but expressed in a non-ideal way, etc. etc. The point being that kids talk about this stuff and they will hear about sexuality sooner than a lot of people would expect. That being said, my Rabbi ...



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