EPIC FAIL: Really Stupid Jews Make ‘Bark Mitzvah’ For Their Dogs
Does Your Dog Deserve a ‘Bark Mitzvah’?
By Nathan Burstein
It is with mixed feelings that the Shmooze brings you this latest development in dubious religious trends: the rise of bar mitzvahs for dogs.
While not exactly mainstream, the ceremonies, known as ‘bark mitzvahs,’ are apparently now a rite of passage for some Jewish dog owners and their pets, part of what the Associated Press describes as a ‘booming multimillion-dollar industry.’
The AP yesterday released footage of a ceremony honoring a New Jersey canine named Nicky, who celebrated reaching age 13 — in dog years — by donning a kippah for a ceremony attended by his owner and friends. ‘I really believe that the animals have a right to have a party and a religion,’ said Lee Day, a talis-wearing woman described by the news service as a ‘bark mitzvah performer.’
This may be one of the most cringingly embarrassing articles that I have ever seen.