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Jorel’s Bar Mitzvah

It takes more than a viral video to become a man

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Visitor Comments: 10

(8) Yaakov Salomon, May 2, 2013 7:46 AM

A note from Yaakov Salomon

Some viewers/readers have expressed disappointment that my segment on Jorel's Bar Mitzvah video invitation was excessively harsh. I recognize that it can be seen that way. I apologize if anyone's feelings were hurt or if it seemed to disparage this young man's character. That was certainly not my intent. I made a realistic inference that if his video (with a particularly offensive toilet scene) was any indication of his Bar Mitzvah plans, it would be a poor example of what that celebration should look like. Apparently and thankfully, as his loving grandmother pointed put, that was not the case. I have only good wishes for the youngster and look forward to his wedding video invitation (if I am invited).

(7) Steven, April 29, 2013 5:41 PM

Looks like another situation of 'more bar than mitzva'!

Listen, we live in a hedonistic society where people do what 'feels' good at the time and don't give any real thought to meaning or consequences. This just seems par for the course.

(6) Anonymous, April 27, 2013 5:17 PM

I think the Rabbi has it right... No If, and's or Buts.

The Rabbi is reaching out and sharing a life lesson. One that this boy should learn and can only benefit from.

(5) Miriam, April 25, 2013 9:04 PM

Well said , Rabbi

Hope this gets at least as many hits as Jorel's

(4) Stephen Wise, April 25, 2013 3:08 PM

Salomon Slips

Rabbi Salomon:

Your are truly a giant who has learned from giants. but.

Oy Vey.

Go find someone your own stature to name and pick on. Standing on the shoulders of a real 12 yr old kid to make a broader point is very not like you.

I see his Bubie has already felt the need to jump to his defence in the comments above so - nuff said.

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