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Sam Horowitz Raises the 'Bar'

The popular Bar Mitzvah boy and internet sensation asked his guests to donate to charity in lieu of gifts

By: Sandra Mergulhão
Published: August 19th, 2013 in News » World
Sam Horowitz, Bar Mitzvah Sensation

Since 13-year-old Sam Horowitz became an Internet sensation last week, thanks to his spectacular Bar Mitzvah entrance video going viral, it seems everyone has had an opinion about it.

Some thought it was amazing, while others have said it is vulgar, over the top, and an extreme waste of money.

But Sam is again making headlines yet again, after it was revealed that his parents also had charity on their minds during the extravagant Bar Mitzvah celebration they threw for their son.

According to the Jewish Agency, Sam’s parents asked guests to to donate to the Ben Yakir Youth Village in lieu of birthday gifts. The Agency’s youth villages were first founded to house and educate Jewish refugee children who fled from Nazi Germany.

The Times of Israel reports that the donations totalled approximately $36,000.

As this news may simmer some of Sam’s critics, the lad is savouring his 15-minutes-of-fame; he's been the talk of the town for the past two weeks, and has recently performed to a live audience at NYC’s Time Square for ABC’s top-rated show Good Morning America.

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