SHARPSBURG, MD –
Rites of passage are celebrations which occur when an individual leaves one group to enter another. A common example historically has been when a person enters into adulthood from childhood.
Bar and bat mitzvahs are a good example from Judaism. These types of rituals are important markers for citizens of a society to be able to navigate life with.
They help people understand who they are, where they come from, and where they’re going. Without the proper rites of passage serving as markers along the path, people can easily lose their way.