social bar mitzvah

“More ‘Bar’ Than ‘Mitzvah'”

[As in, “Open Bar”] That was the word I got from a relative — OK, my Mom — who attended a ritzy Los Angeles bar mitzvah last weekend. Apparently, the proceedings were more focused on the after-party (and drinking) than on the religious rituals traditionally associated with a 13 year-old Jewish boy “coming of age.”...
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