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A 13th birthday is important for those in the Jewish community. Boys have a bar mitzvah and girls have a bat mitzvah. These events symbolize a entry into adulthood. I remember my bat mitzvah in 1983. My parents had massive tents set up beside our house and I got to invite a number of kids from school. There was dancing, food, and lots of presents. I paid my way through college with stocks/money I got for my bat mitzvah. It’s a huge event for Jewish children.

Brody is a 13 year old labradoodle and his humans celebrated his birthday with a ‘bark mitzvah’. The ‘bark mitzvah’ happened in 2020 but the video on TikTok is now going viral. And it’s awesome! The Jewish brother and sister dressed Brody in a blue-and-white yarmulke and tails. They danced to the song “Hava Nagila” which is a song that’s played at almost every Jewish celebration. I don’t usually dance but when that song is played, I dance.

The cute pup also got a Star of David biscuit and a frosted bone shaped cookie along with a new set of squeaky toys.  The video is beyond cute! Brody has the cutest little face and he looks so excited!

@raeganfink

my dog turned 13 today so ofc he had to celebrate his barkmitzvah #jewish #dogs #labradoodle #barmitzvah #doodledog

♬ Hava Nagila - Leonard Bookman