Bas Mitzvah With Over 1,000 Guests Held In Israel – Many With No Masks

FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., holds a face mask in his hands during a news conference following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, June 26, Vice President Mike Pence said Americans should look to their state and local leadership for modeling their behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. The comments only days after President Donald Trump held two campaign events that drew hundreds of participants but few wearing masks. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

A wealthy businessman held a bas mitzvah for his daughter over the weekend that flagrantly violated health ministry regulations, Channel 12 News reported.

There were over 1,000 guests at the bas mitzvah, which took place at a luxurious hall in Shfela foothhills and many failed to wear masks or maintain social distancing regulations.

According to an employee of the hall, the party’s seating plan was organized in “capsules” with “some guests are sitting in the reception hall, others in the main hall and some in the second hall. They really split them up.”

However, there were several famous singers at the event and hundreds of guests gathered around the singers during their performances.

According to the report, the police investigated the event but did nothing more than hand out masks despite the fact that a mass police enforcement campaign of health ministry regulations began late last week, during which over 8,000 fines were issued.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Ah, the difference between being a 13 year old Beis Yaakov girl with a stroller and being a wealthy businessman. Were all the guests prechecked for Covid19?

  2. Don’t Israeli reporters have the incentive to do some “reporting” and include the name of this infamous “wealthy businessman” with their news story. Only by shaming these idiots and exposing them to public ridicule will the prosecutors follow up and impose fines on the owners of the Simcha hall who allowed these violations to occur and perhaps to the “wealthy businessman” too.

  3. As it says in Trump’s prop-bible, rich guys can do as the please without getting arrested. Why else would no one be arrested? Did the guests have to sign waivers like the attendees at Trump’s rallies?

  4. The police were too busy harassing a 12-year-old girl in Meah Shearim who went out without her mask. All a question of priorities.

  5. @Gadolhadorah
    How can we get you and your ilk to stop your aveiros?
    As you say, “Only by shaming these idiots and exposing them to public ridicule…”
    Ok, so submit your name here at your earliest convenience please. Thanks.