SNL’s Bar Mitvah Boy Returns to Explain Passover

I absolutely loved Vanessa Bayer's "Jacob the bar mitzvah boy" character the first time she popped up, so I'm thrilled that she made a repeat appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend. Jacob appeared on Weekend Update to teach Seth - and the audience, presumably - about the meaning of Passover. Her impression of an awkward, dorky bar mitzvah kid is actually so perfect that I break out in hives while watching her. … [Read more...]

This Picture from Mauricio Umansky’s Bar Mitzvah Is My Everything

Mauricio Umansky, real estate agent to the stars and husband of Kyle Richards, is one of my favorite Real Housewives husbands. And this photo, of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star at his bar mitzvah in his native Mexico City, is entertaining beyond words. Can't you just hear him saying "And today I am a man"? … [Read more...]

Saturday Night Live Totally Nails Their Bar Mitzvah Boy Impression

Specifically, the great Vanessa Bayer nails it. Did she go to all the same bar mitzvahs that I did? … [Read more...]

‘Modern Family’ and ‘Happy Endings’ Hit the Bar Mitzvah Circuit Last Week

Not sure if it's a coincidence or not, but last week two of TV's best comedies - Modern Family and Happy Endings - both had storylines that revolved around bar mitzvahs, even though there was only one Jewish character on either of the shows.Happy Endings had a plot where Max (who is actually Jewish, as is his portrayer Adam Pally) started a gig as a "bar mitzvah hype man," getting the kids excited and ready to dance. His big move was when he spun like a human dreidel. He went into business … [Read more...]

We’re About to Find Out What Drake’s Bar Mitzvah Was Like

Rapper and proud Heeb Drake was spotted filming at a Miami synagogue this week. The Canadian musician was at Temple Israel along with Lil' Wayne and DJ Khaled - the three of them are filming Drake's new video, which reportedly recreates Drake's bar mitzvah. I wonder what his parsha was!Update: Here's a sneak peek at the video. Drake tweeted this picture yesterday: … [Read more...]