Howie Mandel’s Rabbi Rejects “Christ” Theme for Child’s Bar Mitzvah (VIDEO)

July 3, 2012 9:01 am 3 comments

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Howie Mandel (left) with Jimmy Kimmel (right) on "Jimmy Kimmel Live". Photo: screenshot via youtube.

Comedian and “American’s Got Talent” host Howie Mandel visited “Jimmy Kimmel Live” recently, and the discussion quickly turned into a back and forth about his children’s bar and bat mitzvahs.

Referring to one of Kimmel’s “butt sketch artists”, Mandel told the late night host, “I saw him in the green room and said ‘this guy looks familiar’….my wife hired him to do my daughter’s bat mitzvah.”

“Who’s idea was this?,” Kimmel asked.

Mandel sarcastically responded, “My wife, my wife is very traditional.”

If there was any confusion as to why this person was hired for Mandel’s daughter’s celebration of becoming a woman, Mandel humorously explained.

“When you invite guests, you have them eat, and then, you draw their asses,” he said jokingly.

Mandel told a story about meeting with his rabbi to go over the theme of one of his children’s bar mitzvahs.

“I told the rabbi, ‘Christ,’” Mandel said.

The rabbi and the temple were “uncomfortable” with accepting such an idea, according to the comedian.

To watch Mandel’s interview on Jimmy Kimmel, click below.

3 Comments

  • What a schmuck! It’s immature, not funny.

  • As I know it,,Howie was from a strict Torah orthodox family, some say he went to A TORAH ORTHODOX YESHIVA.
    I have been his fan since day one. I hope he didnt fall off the path.
    Bat mitzvah is a modern invention and not accepted in most Torah communities. It has no meaning what so ever unless Torah is spoken to give it a religious significance.
    I am hurt that mandell speaks like this..

  • As I know it,,Howie was from a strict Torah orthodox family, some say he went to A TORAH ORTHODOX YESHIVA.
    I have been his fan since day one. I hope he didnt fall off the path.
    Bat mitzvah is a modern invention and not accepted in most Torah communities. It has no meaning what so ever unless Torah is spoken to give it a religious significance.
    I am hurt that mandell speaks like this..

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