A tree of life (Etz Chayim, Etz Hayim) theme for a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah is a great choice! It’s traditional and is brimming with spiritual symbolism. In this post we are showcasing a unique brown and green Tree of Life Bar Mitzvah invitation (or can be used for a Bat Mitzvah as well).
Traditional Judaism considers talmud Torah (the study of the Torah) as the Tree of Life. The study of the Torah (or the Tree of Life) promises wisdom to those who “lay hold of her”. The Torah scroll (parchment) utilized during the ritual is mounted on (attached between) two wooden poles or rollers that are its handles. These wooden rollers are described as the etz chayim, the Tree of Life. Therefore, when the child holds the Torah during the ritual, they are, metaphorically, holding the Tree of Life in their arms. As such, the Tree of Life symbolizes the wisdom of the Torah:
“Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace. It is a tree of life for those who grasp it, and those who draw near it are fortunate.” [Proverbs] 3:17-18
Also, trees, have special spiritual meaning and are often thought of as metaphors for life and humanity’s existence in the world. This is also true in Judaism. In the Torah, the tree symbolizes both man and the Torah. Both man and the Torah possess all of the four major components of the tree: roots, trunk, branches, fruit.
As you can see, the Tree of Life is wonderful symbolism for the Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah coming of age ritual.
The design shown here is one of a few we have available in this theme. This particular Tree of Life Bar Mitzvah invitation set was designed by Webgrrl. The set is beautiful and green like the Garden of Eden!
Features of this Green and Brown Tree of Life Mitzvah invitation set:
- Beautiful and natural green and brown in color
- Unique Tree of Life depicted… it appears stitched or quilted like a quilt
- Unique fonts and typography layout
- Modern storybook illustration style
- Star of David on the back of the invitation
- Suitable for Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah
- Reception wording can be added to the back of the invitation to save costs (if you’d like a separate reception card, please contact the designer)
- Looks great on the #120 uncoated accent opaque or white felt paper.
- Wording can be changed however you’d like.
This Tree of Life Bar or Bat Mitzvah invitation set has a matching RSVP card, address labels, and a flat thank you postcard available for purchase. Reception wording can be added to the back of the invitation or, if you want, you can request that the designer create a separate reception card to go with the set. Also, the thank you card can have your son’s or daughter’s name on the front. And the address on the postcard can be from your son or daughter as well… rather than your names. It’s up to you what you want the wording to be. Any of the wording can be changed (or removed) so that you get exactly what you want.
Purchase this Modern Tree of Life Mitzvah invitation set
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Want any other items to go along with this design or have questions about purchasing this invitation set? Contact Lemon Leaf Prints designer Webgrrl using the “ask the designer” link on any of the above product pages and Webgrrl will help with any questions or requests.