Sam Horowitz's Bar Mitzvah Dance Goes Viral Because It's That Insanely Awesome (VIDEO)

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Sam HorowitzHave no clue who Sam Horowitz is? I didn't either. I kept seeing people posting his bar mitzvah dance on Twitter and Facebook, and I kept ignoring them. I mean, really, how awesome can a bar mitzvah dance be? Turns out -- pretty damn awesome.

It's insane. It makes you want to dance. It's over-the-top, and all sorts of crazy to think this is happening at a religious celebration. There are burlesque-style show girls and a glittery object that descends from the sky, appearing to carry Sam, a 13-year-old from Dallas, down to the stage. And ultimately, there's Sam, bogeying to Jennifer Lopez's "Dance Again" like he's been doing a Vegas act for years. You have to see it to believe it.

Wow, right? It all went down last November, and it's hard to believe it took this long to hit the internet. But hit it, it has. People are mad for Sam ... or mad at his parents for letting this happen -- opinions are split. 

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As I watched the first minute or so, I was all sorts of indignant about parents going overboard on these sorts of celebrations. Did you see his name in those huge neon lights? These elaborate events for religious ceremonies, Sweet 16 parties, Quinceaneras, and the like, are so outlandish that it's going to be tough for these children's weddings to compete. It's overindulgent, excessive, and we may be creating little narcissists ... but then I saw Sam, and all my indignation went right out the window.

How can you not love this kid shaking his hips with abandon, like he's the happiest kid in the world. If you had the means to give your kid an opportunity to shine like that, wouldn't you? Mazel, Sam.

What do you think of this dance?


Image via Elixir Entertainment/YouTube

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youth... youthfulsoul

Cute but damn his parents must have a lot of money to burn.

alway... alwayscurious

What amazes me is all the money evidently flowing in that place, but the video looks like it was shot on a 10 year old cellphone. Ha! *Disclaimer*I did watch this on mobile, maybe it's better on the computer.

hopef... hopefulmommieLW

If the parents had the money to let their child have a dream come true, then why not? He wsa so cute up there dancing! Good for him!

nonmember avatar janice jones

there are a lot of women in that boyz future

nonmember avatar guest

lol @janice jones: "women in his future" funny

nonmember avatar Charles

While I understand that a lot of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs have become a combination of entertainment and the parents' desire to show their wealth to their peers, what I find disturbing is that this is still supposed to be a religion-based event. But then again, so was marriage...

Roni Clark

Yes, it was over the top, but if I could afford to, I would definitely do it! I see a future of jazz hands for that kid!

Cheye... CheyennesMom03

Personally I think this is absolutely ridiculous. But, to each his own.

Aviva Fischer

"Mazel, Sam".  Come on Julie.  Do you even know what you just said?  You just told him luck.  Good?  Bad? Indifferent luck?  I am not sure if this is a proofreading issue or just an "I'm going to use words that I don't know how to and hope that I sound worldly and sophisticated".

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