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Monday, 12 Tammuz, 5779
  |  July 15, 2019

    Drive-By Bar Mitzvah at the Mall

    Jewish actress Lisa Kudrow told the Conan O'Brien late-night TV show how her son was Bar Mitzvah'd at the shopping mall by a "Chabad House." Video

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    great
    Guest
    great

    that crazy that she was fine with it. did she know what this was all about

    Proud
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    Proud

    If she said it like that on television, than that means most Americans, watching are familiar with it! And they sort of like it!
    And associate it with chabad!

    Julian Murray Stern
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    Julian Murray Stern

    is her son’s name according to google

    Lol
    Guest
    Lol

    Very cute

    Impending Pessimist
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    Impending Pessimist

    I’m waiting to see the comments bashing this and the association between Hollywood and Judaism. Or whatever else people are bored with.

    I don't know.....
    Guest
    I don't know.....

    She is a comedian and she is meant to tell a funny story, but it’s making light of something we hold to be very important. I understand the kid probably has no Jewish affiliation (maybe he goes to a reform temple?). Maybe the experience really did mean something to him. But it just seems too lighthearted and “oh well”.

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    any one know who the bochurim were? interesting to know.would like to see pictures!!
    what a kidush hashem.
    moshiach now

    Lol
    Guest
    Lol

    Thanks for posting!

    great Mi Hu Yehudi publicity!
    Guest
    great Mi Hu Yehudi publicity!

    BH

    To #2
    Guest
    To #2

    Actually the crowd had no idea what Chabad is that’s why corrected her and said ‘Jewish organization’.

    haha
    Guest
    haha

    Wow, guys. Do you research. Her family comes from a strong Jewish backround from Belarus, and her great-grandmother was murdered in the Holocaust. She has a strong Jewish Identity.

    The Paul Family in Morristown
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    The Paul Family in Morristown

    A little funny, very sad…..

    To continue what #11 said...
    Guest
    To continue what #11 said...

    She actually went to Belarus to find out more about her family and Jewish heritage.

    Sweet
    Guest
    Sweet

    Nice for the general public to know that bar mitzvah means putting on tfillin… not just a huge party devoid of mitzvahs.

    Also, she didn’t make it sound creepy at all. “Nice Rabbi”…

    Kiddush Hashem.

    And most important of all...
    Guest
    And most important of all...

    She pronounced Chabad with a CHHHA sound!

    The hora'ah here
    Guest
    The hora'ah here

    I highly doubt the bochurim knew who this kid’s mother was when they stopped him in the mall. But with this karkafta, they got huge publicity for mivtza tefilin! You ready never know how far your reach is….
    And these interviews are always trying to be interesting and funny. Personally,I don’t see any zilzul here.

    Sweet cont'
    Guest
    Sweet cont'

    Oh, and that the mother being Jewish is the crucial factor. Good for people to know that!

    Ker a Velt!
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    Ker a Velt!
    mivtzoim
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    mivtzoim

    It’s good the bochur was not kicked out of the mall for doing mivtzoim like the ones here are. Does anyone have any ideas how to get malls to officially allow mivtzoim?

    Izz
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    Izz

    Phoebe!!!!!!!!!!! yes she is jewish and is part of the cast of friends show. She sound exactly the same here 😉

    kiddush Hashem
    Guest
    kiddush Hashem

    yes, it’s presented in a jokey manner, but it is a comedy show! she says it with humor but you can tell she was quite happy about it and it meant a lot to her. she probably knows chabad and assumes everyone else does since in LA it’s well known, because of the Rabbi Cunin’s telethon.

    So who was the guy?
    Guest
    So who was the guy?

    The bochur who made this huge kiddush hashem, please let us know your name!

    What is wrong with laughter?
    Guest
    What is wrong with laughter?

    Guys relax. It is very funny. Its a great Mitzvah and she was by far making light of it. And Conan was making it something huge, by saying “Why wasn’t I invited?” . Some people are so contemptious of non religious people. It is the way you act when you have contempt for them that is the Chilul Hashem. This Rabbi made it fun and funny and serious at the same time. It is obvious that this was monumental for the son when he went back to the mom and showed the picture. The whole thing is very sweet, and… Read more »

    Hmm
    Guest
    Hmm

    It sounds like Conan thinks a Bar Mitzvah is a big affair and her son kind of got taken advantage of and I wasn’t sure if Lisa felt like it was a nice thing or not…?

    Wow
    Guest
    Wow

    I think its very nice and it shows that Jews care.

    wow amazing peula
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    wow amazing peula

    its not all the time we get to see the fruits of mivtsoim

    To 26
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    To 26

    Fruits of mivtzoim???
    What are you talking about?
    Fruits of mivtzoim does not mean PR

    to 24
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    to 24

    Conan was joking about being invited

    Amazing
    Guest
    Amazing

    big kiddush Hashem
    and big kiddush Lubavitch
    !!!!!!!!!
    AMAZING

    kiddush Hashem!
    Guest
    kiddush Hashem!

    Kudos to the bochurim, doing what the Rebbe wants Pirsumo Niso. Its a Nes when a Jewish child is found and puts on Tefillin. This is the best publicity for Mihu Yehudi and she made a point of it.

    Yussieboy/Joe
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    Yussieboy/Joe

    It was a funny story and they were both Respectful while telling the story. Today with so much anti-Semitism I feel proud she had admitted she was a Jew

    Btw...
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    Btw...

    Every Jewish mom should make bar mitzvah for her son. It is wonderful that there are people like those bochurim from chabad. But Bar Mitzva is not something that should be done as a btw… It is very important just like brit mila.

    Mrs. Kronick
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    Mrs. Kronick

    At first I thought it was funny. Then It dawned on me that this is probably the only bar mitzvah a lot of kids get. Is this the future of Judaism?

    Getting in touch with your Heritage
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    Getting in touch with your Heritage

    Birthright won’t fix this either. The only chance is a massive outreach program. If the Jewish agency really wants to be “Jewish”, and the “Jewish” state really wanted to be Jewish they should start by just teaching Hebrew under the title “Getting in touch with your Heritage”.

    Hahaha awesome
    Guest
    Hahaha awesome

    Thumbs up guy with red beard!!!!

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