Israel Chief Rabbi Chides Luxurious Bar Mitzvahs, Wedding Feasts
Menu JTA Search

Israel Chief Rabbi Chides Luxurious Bar Mitzvahs, Wedding Feasts

Download PDF for this date

Rabbi Isaac Nissim, the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, today denounced luxury spending, including elaborate Bar Mitzvah and wedding feasts, which he said were on the Increase in Israel.

In a public appeal to writers and rabbis to exercise their moral Influence, Rabbi Nissim said that on the eve of the month of Elul, preceding the High Holy Days, It was the duty of such spokesmen to urge the Jews of Israel to prepare for a “spiritual Inventory.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund