Reform Jews Suck?

Relax there bucko. This has nothing to do with Theology


For my barmitzvah, the most action I got was two slow dances with Michelle B_ and Ilana D_. Man times sure have changed. So much so that according to Shmuel Rosner at the Jerusalem Post, in an article about err… bar mitzvah blowjobs, even the Hadassah ladies have noticed:

These questions came to mind recently when a woman in her seventies began sharing her concern with me about the custom in her granddaughter’s prep school; Jewish girls were giving Jewish boys blowjobs as bar mitzvah presents! Presumably because they’ve already got everything else… I couldn’t believe my ears. But then she told me that this practice is so rampant that the Reform Jewish movement has taken it on as a national policy concern.

Shulamit Reinharz, founder and codirector of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute made these observations in 614 Magazine while also noting the concerns expressed about this matter by Rabbi Eric Yoffie, head of the Reform Jewish movement.

I personally think this is somewhat sensationalized. I doubt that there are lines of girls waiting to administer oral sex to lucky bar mitzvah boys at the back of the temple. I mean we’re talking 12 and 13 year olds here. I call bullshit unless someone has something better to back it up then the cited 2003 Lillith article and the 2006 article in the Atlantic that stated “No one is suggesting, even for a moment, that Jewish teens are leading the oral sex revolution. But they may have earlier and more frequent opportunities for sexual contact in a supercharged social milieu than their non-Jewish peers.”

I mean seriously. I love the Hadassah ladies and all but their observations on youth culture ought to be viewed as uh… less than authoritative.

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