Thursday, May 19, 2005

Bash Mitzvah Musings

When asked by the DJ what the theme of my Bat Mitzvah was, my mother's response was "How about Judaism?" Then again, this is also the woman who told him to "pretend that this was the bat mitzvah of Tipper Gore's child" and to not play explicit music. Thanks Mom.

Regardless, this article in Slate, Bar Mitzvah Madness, explores the increasing commercialization and decreasing ritual value of the "Bash Mitzvah." She argues that the way to save it is to eliminate the age requirement. I'm not sure I agree with that idea, but I'm a fan of anyone over the age of 13 who didn't have one undergoing the ritual at a later date.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, this is unrelated to the post, but have you checked lately what the "dfp" link actually leads to? Hint: It's not the Dartmouth Free Press, but equally amusing.

~a concerned reader

6:30 PM  
Blogger JFB said...

Oops...thanks! that link is now fixed.

6:34 PM  

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