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Horowitz bar mitzvah: So you think you can mitzvah? (+video)

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So you think you can Mitzvah? Sam Horowitz, 13, entered manhood and reset the bar in bar mitzvah with a Christina Aguilera “burlesque” routine that looked more like Abby Lee choreographed it than a rabbi.

This was an extravaganza that Sam and his mom Angela Horowitz came up with after seeing a show where people popped out of chandeliers, the boy told Good Morning America.

Among the many things Jewish mothers are said to be, choreographer wasn’t on the list until now.

Bar mitzvah is a Jewish coming of age religious ceremony. "Mitzvah" is "commandment" in Hebrew. Girls have a bat mitzvah.

My maiden name is Goldenthal and I spent plenty of time in synagogues and at bar mitzvahs in my day. While my mom is Roman Catholic, my sons often tell me my Jewish mother gene is dominant.

I am pretty sure the Torah (code of Jewish law) does not require burlesque dancers gyrating to the tune of Christina Aguilera’s “Show Me How You Burlesque.”

These were not girls his age dancing, but women clad in gold fringe, micro mini-dresses shaking everything they have for twice what it’s worth.


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