The Day After
The Krucoff Bar Mitzvah Party was celebrated last night at Dayla (sp?). Many of Jerusalem’s finest came to party and wish Andrew a Mazel Tov. This was definitely one of the oddest events ever as we all got together – religious, secular, left wing, right wing, Jewlicious, Jewschool, to celebrate the coming of age of Andrew Krucoff – a nice guy and all but basically an invention of certain east coast media institutions. Krucoff is a meme, a cultural icon, representing the present and the future of American Jewry. He came here a total sheigetz and now he has ssome book learnin’ behind him and a bar mitzvah. I don’t know what the future holds for Krucoff but I am certain that Hashem was pleased with our collective efforts – today was the first sustained and badly needed rain in Israel in weeks – the day after the boys first ascenssion to the Torah.

Thanks to everyone who made this happen – Jewschool, Aish Hatorah, Dov Charney and American Apparel, Reb Ezra, Gawker and everyone else who participated in this otherwise nonsensical event. I think Krucoff’s going back to America a better Jew and we are all better for having been involved.

Oh and make sure to see the Bar Mitzvah Video here.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.