b mitzvah

Definitions

  • n. The gender-neutral equivalent of a bar or bat mitzvah (used to be inclusive of genderfluid or nonbinary children).

Example Sentences

  • "Alex's b mitzvah is this weekend!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • English

Etymology

  • a clipping of bar/bat mitzvah; or בני מצווה b'nei mitzvah, the plural of bar mitzvah; or ברית מצווה brit mitzvah 'covenant of the commandment'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      B'nai Mitsvah, B'nai Mitsva, B'nai Mitzvah, B'nai Mitzva, Bnai Mitsvah, Bnai Mitsva, Bnai Mitzvah, Bnai Mitzva, Be Mitsvah, Be Mitsva, Be Mitzvah, Be Mitzva, B' Mitzvah, B' Mitsva, B' Mitzvah, B' Mitzva, B'Mitsvah, B'Mitsva, B'Mitzvah, B'Mitzva, B-Mitsvah, B-Mitsva, B-Mitzvah, B-Mitzva, B Mitzvah, B Mitsva, B Mitzvah, B Mitzva, brit mitsvah, brit mitsva, brit mitzvah, brit mitzva, b'nei mitsvah, b'nei mitsva, b'nei mitzvah, b'nei mitzva, bnei mitsvah, bnei mitsva, bnei mitzvah, bnei mitzva, b'nai mitsvah, b'nai mitsva, b'nai mitzvah, b'nai mitzva, bnai mitsvah, bnai mitsva, bnai mitzvah, bnai mitzva, be mitsvah, be mitsva, be mitzvah, be mitzva, b' mitsvah, b' mitsva, b' mitzvah, b' mitzva, b'mitsvah, b'mitsva, b'mitzvah, b'mitzva, b-mitsvah, b-mitsva, b-mitzvah, b-mitzva, b mitsvah, b mitsva, b mitzva, Mitsvah Ceremony, Mitsva Ceremony, Mitzvah Ceremony, Mitzva Ceremony, mitsvah ceremony, mitsva ceremony, mitzvah ceremony, mitzva ceremony, Bnei Mitzva, Bnei Mitzvah, Bnei Mitsva, Bnei Mitsvah, B'nei Mitzva, B'nei Mitzvah, B'nei Mitsva, B'nei Mitsvah, Brit Mitzva, Brit Mitzvah, Brit Mitsva, Brit Mitsvah

Notes

  • Although b'nei mitzvah is grammatically plural, it is now also used to refer to a single gender-neutral coming-of-age ceremony.

    See also bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah.

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