Royal birthdays, a 50th birthday and a Bat Mitzvah

18 Mar
Olympic powerhouse speed skater Bonnie Blair turns 50 today!

Olympic powerhouse speed skater Bonnie Blair turns 50 today!

Hello and Happy Women in History Month 18, 2014

Lot of important dates today, for starters Mary Tudor was born in regal England in 1492, Bonnie Blair was born in the U.S in 1964, and switching back to royal births, Queen Latifah was born in regal-most Newark, NJ in 1970. (My pub once had a baking disaster in nearby Wayne, which required the Newark Fire Department to pop on over for a look see, but that’s another post.)

Another historical event for March 18 is the anniversary of the first Bat Mitzvah, which took place in New York City in 1922. Until this day, only boys in the Jewish faith had the opportunity “to come of age.” Bat, btw, means “daughter” in Hebrew, and Mitzvah means commandment. Bar means “son,” so Bar Mitzvah is “son of the commandment.”

That’s it for today, folks,short and sweet, but check back in later this week for more highlights for Women in History Month,

xo, LMA

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5 Responses to “Royal birthdays, a 50th birthday and a Bat Mitzvah”

  1. sued51 March 18, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    I had only recently heard of “Bat” Mitzvahs…surprised that the first one was in 1922…

    • Louisa May Alcatt March 18, 2014 at 10:33 am #

      yes, less than 100 years, interesting as Judiasm has been around for a little longer, xo LMA

      • sued51 March 18, 2014 at 10:38 am #

        Just a little longer…LOL…:-)

  2. Bruce Thiesen March 23, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    We look forward to the story of the baking incident.

  3. Sarina Valentina March 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    will you care if I tweet this post?

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