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Why do girls have a Bat Mitzvah at 12 and boys have a Bar Mitzvah at 13?
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Thursday 14th August 2014

Rabbi Moshe Freedman of Northwood United Synagogue explains that the ages derive from the Talmud. He also suggests the difference in age could be due to girls maturing earlier than boys. 

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