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Transliteration Hebrew Definition
Bar Mitzvah

בַּר מִצְוָה

A 13-year-old male who is responsible for performing Mitzvot.

Baruch Dayan Ha-Emet

בָּרוּךְ דַיָּן הָאֱמֶת

The blessing said upon receiving the news of the passing. Literally: Blessed Is the True Judge.

Bat Mitzvah

בַּת מִצְוָה

A 13-year-old female who is responsible for performing Mitzvot.

Bimah

בִּימָה

The raised platform where Tefillah is conducted.

Brit Bat

בְּרִית בַּת

Covenant ceremony for baby girls, marked by blessing the baby with a Hebrew name.

Brit Milah (Hebrew) or Bris (Yiddish)

בְּרִית מִילָה

Covenant ceremony for baby boys, marked by circumcision on the eighth day of life.

Bruchim HaBaim

ברוכים הבאים

Welcome. Literally: Blessed be your arrival

B’nai Mitzvah

בְּנֵי מִצְוָה

Plural of Bar Mitzvah, or Bar Mitzvah + Bat Mitzvah.

B’not Mitzvah

בְּנוֹת מִצְוָה

Plural of Bat Mitzvah.