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Thursday, July 05, 2012

No way to make a Bar Mitzva

LinkSorry for going way off topic, but I found this story (no relation to the kid in the picture as far as I know) to be simply outrageous. A million dollars for a Bar Mitzva? For that matter, a million dollars for a wedding? Surely, there must be something else to do with all that money rather than raise a bunch of spoiled brats.

This hit home because we are God willing making a Bar Mitzva next month (son # 3, child # 6), and I can guarantee you that nothing about the food or the hall or the music is going to be remembered by anyone. What will - God willing - be remembered is that the boy has learned a prodigious amount of Torah, and has spent far more than a year learning far more than a Haftorah of 10-20 verses. And that - in my humble opinion - is how it should be.



At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die!"
- Isiah 22:13

At 1:01 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

These aren't bar/bat Mitzvahs, they are ego boosts for undeserving little brats. More like a coming out party for a little whore.

This will continue until someone decides that they have had enough. But until then, we have to suffer with this bs.

At 1:39 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

I was a slavedriver, so to speak, working with the kids for this... The best thing that happened with my son was that I would drive him to a school he went to that was 20-30 min away, depending on traffic. And he was trapped and practiced and practiced every day for almost a year. He got high props from an Israeli friend of ours who said our son did better than anyone he had heard in the U.S. Bless my kids, we did have a luncheon, but they were just fine for having a pool party at a local high school's indoor pool. They both were way fun, not expensive, but it was the services that were so satisfying.


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