A Bat Mitzvah
First a little about us: This not a traditional Jewish style Bat Mitzvah, because our way of worship is not a formal one in a synagogue or church, which is most often the case in Judaism or Christianity. Rather, we gather in homes and may rent larger public places to meet for special occasions, such as this. Each individual man is the head of his household and student of The Word and is responsible for guiding his family is living out Scripture based life. Each family is responsible for their own Halahkah (walk). This is a carried out in partnership with their committed wives, who most often are homeschooling their children. There is no "leader" except YHVH (God). There is no "creed" like you find posted for each denomination, but rather the entire Bible, every verse in it's proper context, is our creed. There is no distinct organization except by people within the group connecting through the Father's leading. There is order and respect for our elders, however everyone who is committed is encouraged to contribute and participate; man, woman and child. This is done in respect and love, with humble hearts and reverence for our King. He is our governor and it is HE whom we are ALL under. We encourage the older men to train the younger and likewise the older women to train the younger. There is a strong desire for purity and raising families for service to our King. We have chosen to follow the examples given in Scripture to live set-apart lives, while at the same time being a light to the world. We have realized that we are constantly growing and changing IN HIM and that each individual needs room and encouragement to do that! Because this specific event was recorded during Sukkot, which is a Biblical FEAST of The LORD, this group is a larger community of people coming together from many areas and from out of state, but who are connected through the love of the Father and the love for His ways. This made the Bat Mitzvah quite special.
The Hebrew term "Bat Mitzvah", means "Daughter of the Commandments". This is the first Bat Mitzvah this group has ever done. The parents created a outline and invited the group to contribute. It's purpose was to encourage and recognize the girls as coming to a place of responsibility and accountability in their faith. This is a transitional time in their lives, they are no longer small children and they are on their way to becoming women. It is a beautiful and tender time of life. Each family has had their private times of recognition and encouragement for their daughters, prior to recording this event. This event was to further encourage the young ladies, while also encouraging the community to continue training their children up in the The Way. It is not a short video -- 2 1/2 hours long. We hope you are blessed. Feel free to comment or ask questions at the bottom off the page.