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  • ‘Mazel Tov’: Lifecycles of the Rich and Famous

    By Jay Firestone

    April 17, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    “Entourage” star Jeremy Piven remembers his bar mitzvah as “a rite of passage.” Growing up in Evanston, Ill., Piven recalls how his service was actually in a church, because they belonged to an extremely liberal Reconstructionist congregation. But unlike his character on the hit HBO show, Piven wasn’t that interested in a big, fancy party.

    “It wasn’t a big community of people battling each other for the biggest bar mitzvah, like in my movie ‘Keeping Up With the Steins,’” he says.

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  • Rite of passage is not a free pass

    By Rabbi Jan Katzew

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    About a year ago, I received a call from a motion picture marketing executive who asked me to preview the soon-to-be-released "Keeping Up With the Steins," a "commentary" on b'nai mitzvah as they are celebrated in North America.

    My interest was piqued: A mainstream movie about the...