Bar mitzvah at the Western Wall and pigeons’ release
igeons have been used during Bar mitzvah ceremonies for many years. They have an important symbolic meaning for the Jewish people. There is a separate ceremony of the birds release organized as a part of the event. The ritual is adopted from the wedding ceremony.
Pigeons release is an original, beautiful, and unforgettable experience both for a 13-year-old boy or 12-year-old girl. Such a ritual will be very suitable for the age. The number of pigeons offered by Kinor David might be various. It usually totals from 25 to 50 birds.
Pigeons release ceremony
For any ceremony of release, the Jews prefer only white pigeons. The bird is connected with many legends and myths known from the ancient times. This is the main reason, why they are so widespread during various cultural and religious ceremonies. The birds are very significant for God and faith. Besides, they symbolize spirituality, purity, and peace.
Making the pigeons a part of any occasion, you can turn the event into an unforgettable thing with amazing attractions full of high spirits. Such a celebration will be remembered for many years.
How to deal with the pigeons on Bar Mitzvah?
There are two most popular ways to organize the release ceremony:
According to the Jewish beliefs, the doves go up to the skies just like the luck of a Bar Mitzvah boy rises up and up. As for the Western Wall, there are 2 places for the organization of such a ritual. It might be either a Balcony of the Wall or the Mount of Olives.