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The mirth of the Bar Mitzvah

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/bar_and_bat_mitzvahs/article/the_mirth_of_the_bar_mitzvah_20120216

Think of what might happen to the Jewish calendar if literary scholars got their hands on it. Tisha B’Av would be classified as a tragedy, Tu B’Shevat would come under the heading of the pastoral, and Yom Kippur could serve as a soliloquy. But what would the bar mitzvah ceremony be? The answer is obvious: a comedy.

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