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barmitzvah at kotel

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barmitzvah at kotel

I am self-planning my son's Barmitzvah celebration at the Kotel this December. Any suggestion/advise for hotels in Jerusalem, a one day tour and a place for a brunch after the kotel will be more than welcome!!! Basically, something significant but no too costy!

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62. Re: barmitzvah at kotel

If you are bringing food into the restaurant from outside you need to make sure it is allowed. I know in my NY neighborhood it would be forbidden. Also, don't forget candy to throw at the Bar Mitzvah. In the US they make goodie bags, I dont' know what they do in Scotland but in Israel they seem to just throw loose candy.

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65. Re: barmitzvah at kotel

Thank you Rdglady, I will certainly have the sweets ready to throw - as we do here and in Brazil too! I am not sure how it works at the Kotel, though - I am being told that the women might stay some distance away from the Barmitzvah Boy, depending on the table he gets to say his Parashah. As for the kasherout requirements, I know very well - had problems here at my wedding, for the exact same reason... I will make sure this time, if i manage to get the fluden, that is under all the required supervision to enter the restaurant.Thanks for reminding me...(nearly forgot the sweets at my oldest's Barmitzvah...)

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66. Re: barmitzvah at kotel

My suggestion is that you get to the Kotel as early as possible (or maybe your local rabbi can do this for you) and stake claim on the men's side to a table and area nearest the mehitza and on the women's side, the same... closest to the mehitza nearest where your son will be. Since the Kotel is operated as an Orthodox synagogue, yes, the men & women will be on opposite sides of the mehitza. The women usually stand on chairs, also, in order to see and "participate" (albeit at some distance) since the mehitza is quite high.

If you discuss the fluden requirement with the management at Ticho House and be sure to tell them where it will come from and who will be bringing it, etc., I'm sure they will help work it out for you. AND - if it's not possible to bring the fluden into the restaurant, you could commandeer an area near, but not on, the Kotel Plaza for after the ceremony and share the fluden there amongst your group!

suzanne pomeranz, jerusalem, israel

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Sounds perfect! Suzanne, thank you for all your help!!

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