December 16, 2018

Weirdest Jewish News of 2014? Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

It appeared to be a case of life imitating art, or at least life imitating Tracy Morgan’s “>Buzzfeed, “>The Independent, and “>The Guardian debunked it, or at least its ridiculous parts. According to The Guardian, although Argentina has both a tradition of making seventh sons eligible to become the president’s godson, and a local myth of a 7th child becoming a lobizon, the two are not connected. Rather, The Guardian reported, the custom actually began in 1907, when an immigrant couple asked the then Argentinian president to become godfather to their 7th son to maintain the custom from Czarist Russia. The practice then became tradition and was passed into law by Isabel Peron in 1974.

The Guardian also noted that Tawil was not a boy but a 21 year old man. However, it did acknowledge that he was the first Jewish person upon whom this honor has been bestowed. According to the “>blogged and