A Bar Mitzvah is about becoming a man in the eyes of G-d. That includes morally and spiritually. Thousands of years ago, when the Hebrews were crossing over the Sinai desert, the sons of Aaron, the high priest, sinned. They conducted a service drunk. They had the laws about intoxication, and knew it was wrong, but still insisted on continuing. For this they paid with their life. Thousands of years have passed on, and not much has changed. Today, in many major cities, people still commit acts that are morally wrong. There are some, though, who do not commit these acts. I aspire to be one of them, ike Aaron was thousands of years ago.
Today, politicians are no better, and, on many occasions, even worse. They believe they can lead this country, but they can’t even keep their moral standards or oaths. Wherever we look at people as leaders, they do something to prove they are unfit for this title. Sports figures, politicians, actors, and actresses, have been looked up to as role models and leaders, and many of them have been brought down by their own immoral standards. Some of today’s lawyers bend the truth. People, who deserve a life in prison walk free today because of people who twist the facts.
Their is a definite similarity between those who have power but do not have moral standards today and Aaron’s sons thousands of years ago. In all these years people have not changed. Now people have technology that allows them to break laws even easier than thousands of years ago. Without pressure on law and morals, people do what they want. I Will Not Be One Of Those People! There have been many individuals who are helping me to achieve this goal. My Mother and Father mostly. Also my friends and relatives.
I would like to thank my Aunt Jackie and Uncle Jerry for helping with the ecorations for my Bar Mitzvah. I would also like to thank my Uncle George and Aunt Ginger for their support in this event. I would like to also thank my Grandmother Molly, my other Grandmother Rozzie, and my grandfather, Hy. Among others who I would like to thank are Mr. Baron, in whose class I learned Hebrew, and my current teacher Dr. Franklin, in whose class I am improving my Hebrew and learning about my heritage. I also must thank Rabbi Solomon for helping me through this service, and Hazan Myers for teaching me how to sing my Haftorah and the blessings that go with it.