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Extravagant Jewish celebrations — Have we gone too far?

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/weddings/article/extravagant_jewish_celebrations_have_we_gone_too_far_20110719

A wedding that costs $100,000? A bar mitzvah that costs $20,000? When did extravagance and luxury become such primary Jewish values? I can’t remember the last simcha (Jewish celebration) I attended at which there were not tremendous amounts of wasted food, overly expensive napkins and bands large enough for a royal banquet.

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