“Non-Jewish 13-year-olds celebrate faux bar mitzvahs” reports the Pittsburgh Tribune.
“The bar mitzvah, or at least its lavish celebration, is being co-opted by non-Jewish kids who want to have killer 13th birthday parties.”
Isn’t that a little like having a wedding where nobody actually gets married?
Look, I’m even a little skeptical of Bar and Bat mitzvah for jewish kids who have no intention of taking on the mitzvot, (is there a real point of maintaining tradition when there is no substance behind it?) but this is ridiculous.