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Jewish Actress Has Bat Mitzvah at Western Wall, Celebrates 40th Birthday in Israel

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Jenny Mollen holding a Torah scroll while having her bat mitzvah near the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo: Instagram video screenshot.

Actress and best-selling author Jenny Mollen had her bat mitzvah at Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Thursday while in Israel celebrating her 40th birthday with her husband, “American Pie” star Jason Biggs.

Mollen shared photos and videos from her celebrations on Instagram, including one picture of her holding a Torah scroll and sporting a shawl embroidered with the name of her 14-year-old poodle, Teets. The image was captioned, “Guys? I’m officially a woman. #jennysbatmitzvah #jerusalem.”


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Guys? I’m officially a woman. #jennysbatmitzvah #jerusalem

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Mollen is in the Jewish state with her sister and brother-in-law as well. This is the American actress’ first trip to Israel and she shared photos on Instagram of her various excursions throughout the country, which included visiting a 24-hour bakery in Jaffa, going to the beach in Tel Aviv and slipping a prayer note into the cracks of the Western Wall.

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