Orthodox Bar Mitzvah gift?
July 23, 2012 10:44 AM Subscribe
Appropriate gift for an Orthodox Bar Mitzvah, preferably something that can be easily purchased and shipped from western Europe?
posted by ohio to Religion & Philosophy (15 answers total)
We live in Europe, and have been invited to a Bar Mitzvah for a lovely boy from an orthodox family in Chicago. We won't be able to attend because of the distance, but I would like to send a nice present.
I would love for the present to be something distinctive that I can get here and that would maybe be less accessible in Chicago, but I don't know what that would be. I am also a bit unsure of what an appropriate gift would be in the orthodox tradition. This is family that is very active in their community in Chicago, but also very much a part of the "wider world," if that makes a difference.
I am willing to make something, ship something to me here or to the US, or go to a regular shop. I have access to brick and mortar shops in Switzerland and Lyon, and Paris or Northern Italy if there is something really cool there. I have about 3 weeks to organize this, budget around €70 max.
Thanks in advance for the suggestions!