Can you guess the occasion?

Here is a video of an event. What do you think it was for? The answer is below the fold.

Believe it or not, it was part of a bar mitzvah, the coming of age ceremony when a Jewish boy at age 13 spiritually transitions to adulthood.

Some of these ceremonies, especially for children of wealthy parents have moved from solemn religious ceremonies to lavish spectacles of ostentation. I have been to bar and bat mitzvahs (the latter being the equivalent for girls) and have never seen anything like this.


  1. Kengi says

    Hmm. My first guess was a campaign stop for Anthony Weiner. I guess I’m not very good at this game…

  2. twosheds1 says

    I used to work for an audio-visual company in Cleveland. In 2006 we were one of several contractors providing services for the bat mitzvah for the daughter of a prominent local real estate developer. The final tally was in excess of $750,000.

    And they didn’t feed us.

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