Yesterday my Facebook page and Twitter account blew up with posts about a new bar mitzvah boy, Sam Horowitz. The video of Sam's bar mitzvah -- complete with a a troupe of dancers, a sharp outfit, and a look of pure joy and exhilaration on Sam's face -- is awe-inspiring.
One of the differences between me and my ancestors is that I celebrated my Bar Mitzvah with a picture of Madonna airbrushed on my shirt. In a sense, I dedicated my coming of age to my god, Madonna. It was so comforting knowing that as I became a man, Madonna was on my back.
"Bar Mitzvah Voguer" Shaun Sperling sings "Like A Prayer" with Madonna during the pop star's stop in Chicago on her MDNA tour.
Shaun Sperling's rendition of Madonna's "Vogue" as performed at his Bar Mitzvah circa 1992 and helping it go viral on YouTube, I received an instant message from a friend of mine. What was so important? He told me, no kidding, that's his friend from college.
A 1992 video from Shaun Sperling's Madonna-themed Bar Mitzvah made its way onto YouTube this week, going viral for young Shaun's enthusiastic interpretation of the famed "Vogue" dance.