Hollywood Celebrity David Arquette Has His Bar Mitzvah In Israel

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In the light of Hollywood actor David Arquette’s conduct during his marriage to actress Courtney Cox, one could conclude he was somewhat immature

Today he became a man.

When American actor David Arquette arrived in Israel to film an episode of a popular tourism series, he never imagined he would end up have a Bar Mitzva ceremony of his own at the Western Wall.

Arquette, 41, ex-husband of actress Courtney Cox, arrived in Israel on Friday to shoot “Trippin,” a 12-episode travel show that spans across the US, Morocco, Thailand and several others countires. The actor and crew visited Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Masada over the course of three days of filming.

While attending a Bar Mitzva held for a local boy in Jerusalem, the hosts suggested Arquette should have his own coming of age ceremony, traditionally celebrated at the age of 13. “Better late than never,” they told him.

Arquette, whose mother was Jewish, liked the idea and soon made arrangements to ascend the synagogue platform to read from the Torah and put on the phylacteries – a Jewish prayer ritual – for the first time.

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Movie star David Arquette prays at the Western Wall on Monday June 11 2012. Arquette, who arrived in Tel Aviv over the weekend, is filming an episode of the travel show ?Trippin?? in Israel, and decided to mark his trip to Israel with a bar mitzva at the Kotel at the at the age of 41, only 28 years late. He was raised on a Virginia religious commune his parents co-founded that embraced aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. His mother was raised an observant Jew, although she eschewed her religious roots, and his father was a convert to Islam. PHoto by Noam Moskowitz/Flash90
dave arquette israel
Movie star David Arquette prays at the Western Wall on Monday June 11 2012. Arquette, who arrived in Tel Aviv over the weekend, is filming an episode of the travel show ?Trippin?? in Israel, and decided to mark his trip to Israel with a bar mitzva at the Kotel at the at the age of 41, only 28 years late. He was raised on a Virginia religious commune his parents co-founded that embraced aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. His mother was raised an observant Jew, although she eschewed her religious roots, and his father was a convert to Islam. PHoto by Noam Moskowitz/Flash90
dave arquette israel
Movie star David Arquette prays at the Western Wall on Monday June 11 2012. Arquette, who arrived in Tel Aviv over the weekend, is filming an episode of the travel show ?Trippin?? in Israel, and decided to mark his trip to Israel with a bar mitzva at the Kotel at the at the age of 41, only 28 years late. He was raised on a Virginia religious commune his parents co-founded that embraced aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. His mother was raised an observant Jew, although she eschewed her religious roots, and his father was a convert to Islam. PHoto by Noam Moskowitz/Flash90
dave arquette israel
Movie star David Arquette prays at the Western Wall on Monday June 11 2012. Arquette, who arrived in Tel Aviv over the weekend, is filming an episode of the travel show ?Trippin?? in Israel, and decided to mark his trip to Israel with a bar mitzva at the Kotel at the at the age of 41, only 28 years late. He was raised on a Virginia religious commune his parents co-founded that embraced aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. His mother was raised an observant Jew, although she eschewed her religious roots, and his father was a convert to Islam. PHoto by Noam Moskowitz/Flash90
[hat tip for photos: VosIzNeias.com via TMZ]

Update: David seems to be loving it here.

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