Thursday, June 14, 2012

In Israel, a Bris Party to Remember, With the Guest of Honor Arriving by Remote Control Car


With a bris on our mind (we're attending a friend's grandson's brit milah today -- Mazal tov, Joyce, Amy, Noah, and Ruby) -- we just happened to come across a new YouTube posting from Israel that features a bris party like we've never seen before and we're unlikely to see again.

We think it's fun to celebrate simchas even if we don't know the celebrants, especially if there are some unusual and unexpected aspects. In this video, the celebrant arrives at the reception in style, in a remote controlled car. From the baby's size and alertness, we think that the party took place not on the day of the brit milah, but a few days later. But hey, you never know.

Watching the baby arrive in the car, we couldn't help remembering one of our favorite Saturday Night Live commercial parodies, the one for the 1978 Royal Deluxe II luxury car with a ride so smooth, a rabbi could perform a circumcision in the back seat. Well, we found the video, featuring Dan Ackroyd and Gilda Radner, and you'll see it below, just after the bris party video. Enjoy, and Mazal Tov to all!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)