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  2/17/2013, Adar 7, 5773

New: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Speech Competition

The Education Ministry is initiating a first-of-its-kind competition for bar or bat mitzvah speeches, Yisrael Hayom reports. The competition for sixth-grade children will assess writing, self-expression and public presentation.

Students will be required to write bar or bat mitzvah speeches, which schools will have the option of sending forward to the national competition. Winners will be eligible for education-related prizes.