But it was not till he was on the point of bar-mitzvah (confirmation at thirteen) that the blow fell.
It was shortly after my confirmation,—I mean my—my bar-mitzvah.
Still, at any cost, he had determined not to miss so important an event as his nephew's bar-mitzvah.
If it please God, you will be 'bar-mitzvah' in three years—may you live to a hundred and twenty.
1861, in Judaism, "male person who has completed his 13th year and thus reached the age of religious responsibility," from Hebrew, literally "son of command." As a name for the ceremony itself, by 1941.