"Happiness." Refers to any happy occasion.
Bar and Bat Mitzvah
"Lifter." Refers to the person who lifts the Torah following the communal reading. The magbia lifts and turns his/her back to the congregation so that all may physically see at least three columns of the scroll.
"Seeking out." Refers to the seeking of deeper meaning in a passage of Torah beyond the literal.
"Word(s) of Torah." (pl. divrei Torah) Refers to the address to the congregation delivered by the Bar/Bat Mitzvah after the Torah reading. The Hebrew root daled-vet-resh refers in the Hebrew Bible to God's words. Hence, this is an address that should be cognizant of and reflective of holy themes and ideas.
<p>Ceremony marking a girl's reaching the age of religious maturity; plural: b'nei mitzvah.</p>
Ceremony marking a boy's reaching the age of religious maturity; plural: b'nei mitzvah.