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Bat mitzvah - I'm female aged 50. Never been taught or had a bat mitzvah

Welcome and congratulations on your search and efforts! First and foremost you should approach the rabbi in a local synagogue or Chabad house. Beyond that, there is a wonderful organization called ...
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Bat mitzvah - I'm female aged 50. Never been taught or had a bat mitzvah

Absolutely. I have no idea where you live, but you might try the nearest branch of Chabad or Aish.
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Does a father recite Baruch Shepetarani for an adopted son

The Rema in OC 225:2 indeed writes a father should say the blessing for his son and such is the Ashkenazi custom. But note this is not a blessing with a source in the Talmud (rather it comes from the ...
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Kriyat haTorah helper materials

The Simanin Tikkun (published by Feldheim) has many notes like this in a section they call Shitah Mekubetzet.
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Bar Mitzvah before Circumcision?

See also Melamed leHoil 2:79 from Rav Hoffman of Berlin who wrote that min hadin it's mutar, however, according to the circumstances it might be reasonable not to do so. The rabbis of the city have ...
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Origin of the "Bar Mitzvah Drasha"

It is a minhag. It is recorded by the Mishnah berura 225:5. Based on this it seems to be about 400-500 years old: The religious aspect of the bar mitzvah feast was enhanced in Poland, where the ...
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Bar mitzva if born bein hashmashos?

From Din Online: ... For purposes of the bar mitzvah — for joining in a minyan and so on: 13 full years are required, and we would use the later date rather than the day before (see Shulchan Aruch Ha-...
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Bat mitzvah - I'm female aged 50. Never been taught or had a bat mitzvah

In contemporary Judaism, immersion in a Mikveh is only required for women, after menstruation, before they resume marital relations. Immersion in a Mikveh is also a component of the conversion process,...
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In Jeremiah 1:6-7 was Jeremiah actually a child?

Rav Yosef Kaspi says this on Isaiah 9:6 וכן נקרא 'נער' , 'נערה' , מצד היותם מתנערים תמיד , כי מצד רתיחת הנערות השקט לא יוכלו (ע"פ יש' נז , כ); https://www.mgketer.org/mikra/12/7/14/mg/61 so yes, ...
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