The feminine equivalent of a bar mitzvah. Whereas the bar mitzvah is a coming-of-age ceremony for boys on their 13th birthday that dates back hundreds of years, the bat mitzvah was created in the early 20th century. It was not until the 80s and 90s though that they became widely celebrated.
The reason bat mitzvahs exist is not because of tradition, but insteada because women, and girls need to feel equal to men, and boys in every way now, to the nth degree.
The bat mitzvah begins in the temple, with the formal service, and then is followed by a lavish reception.
Some hallmarks are: Screaming young girls, trendy deejays, and expensive party gifts.
Daddy said money is no object for my bat mitzvah because I'm his princess.
by Woody10187 October 30, 2006
A Jewish celebration where a girl of 12 or 13 pretends to read in Hebrew even though she really only memorized the transliteration then dances the electric slide in front of family she doesn't even know. She wears an ugly poofy dress and will regret that day for many years to come.
Jew "are you coming to my Bat Mitzvah?"
unsuspecting Goy " Yeah! it'll be awesome!"
by kosherMatza July 5, 2020
similar to mall hangover, the headache and foot pains you get after going to a bat mitzvah or bar mitzvah from the noise, dancing, and fun.
"My feet are killing me..and my head."
"Seems like you've got yourself a bat mitzvah hangover. ;)"
by maeve h May 3, 2008