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How not to be Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy (or Bat Mitzvah Girl)

Jared Foretek | Special to the Jewish News | Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:32 am

You probably don’t need to have seen Vanessa Bayer’s portrayal of “Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy” on “Saturday Night Live” to get the joke.

Jacob is a commentator on the show’s “Weekend Update” segment, invited to speak on something Jewish (Passover, for instance). But when co-host Michael Che tries to engage in the kind of small talk most adults find natural, Jacob — curly haired, smooth faced and sporting his New York Yankees kippah — will do nothing but look down and launch into his prepared speech, thanking parents, grandparents and siblings.

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