Adam Schiff Fundraises off His Bar Mitzvah Photo

Adam Schiff Fundraises off His Bar Mitzvah Photo

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a fundraising email to supporters on Friday in which he released a photograph taken during his bar mitzvah — the coming-of-age ritual in which a 13-year-old Jewish male is recognized, for religious purposes, as an adult.

(The female equivalent is called a bat mitzvah, and takes place when a Jewish girl turns 12 years old.)

In a schmaltzy, sentimental message, Schiff evidently hopes to tug at the heartstrings — and the purse strings — of liberal Jewish donors:

I’ll admit, it’s easy to chuckle at this photo – the classic 1970s bow tie, the braces, the yarmulke, the looks – but it is also an opportunity to tell you a little about how I approach my faith.

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