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Volume XV: A Question for Passover

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After an iPod malfunction*, yesterday morning's only entertainment was the woman behind me. On and on she went about her son's upcoming bar mitzvah. Nothing to hear here, I thought. But the comment that kept me eavesdropping was this:

"My husband and I have been rehearsing every night for our duet. This really means a lot to our son."

First, I need some clarification. In the Jewish faith, do parents serenade newly-minted men at these extravaganzas? If the answer is yes, the bigger question is why video clips chronicling this tradition aren't playing around the clock on a dedicated cable channel.

Are we talking about Hebrew anthems, or theme-appropriate pop ballads, like "It's Rainin' Men"?

Your insight is appreciated.

*I -- Ask -- A -- Nin -- Ja: Why does your podcast keep freezing my iPod? Is this technological warfare, Ninja-style? I look forward to killing my subscription to you soon.

Commuting Suicide, Volume XV: A Question for Passover

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More importantly, this concept of teenage guys caring a lot about their parents' serenading them... is that a Jewish thing? Because, speaking as a Gentile, the only thing I personally would care about is making sure something like that NEVER happened in a public place.

said Scaramouch on April 13, 2006 7:13 PM.
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