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Flo Rida

ROCKS Bar Mitzvah --

Hava Na' Good Time

6/23/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Flo Rida made a rich Jewish boy very happy last Sunday -- because the rapper DOMINATED the kid's Bar Mitzvah ... with an incredibly awesome (and sweaty) performance ... and TMZ has the footage.

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According to our chosen sources, Flo played a full hour at the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue in Quebec -- yes, there are Jews in Canada -- and got the pubescent crowd AMPED with a full list of hits ... like "Get Low," "Who Dat Girl," "You Spin Me Round."

0622_get_money_videoHe was back in L.A. today -- but he wouldn't comment on how much he got paid at the coming-of-age ritual ... telling us, "Gotta keep that on the low, low, low."

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Rhubino    

"yes, there are Jews in Canada"

A surprisingly flippant remark, TMZ. Isn't it rather disrespectful to Jewish people? And yes Harvey, we even have gay Jews in Canada.

1156 days ago
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PRO US    

Jeff about an hour ago

"yes, there are Jews in Canada"

Really? Really? Can we mention that Canada not only has Jews, but was a safe haven for them during the second world war, where we never refused entry to them...Unlike other nations, that we need not name here.
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@Jeff:

You are ignorant on this issue. Canada did not accept any Jews as refugees trying to escape from the Nazis in Europe during or just prior to World War II. A case in point was the German ship MS St. Louis which had 937 Jewish refugees aboard and was denied permission for them to get sanctuary in the USA, Cuba and Canada in 1939 just before the war started.

"As St. Louis was turned away from the United States, a group of academics and clergy in Canada attempted to persuade Canada's Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King to provide sanctuary to the ship, which was only two days from Halifax, Nova Scotia.[8] However Canadian immigration officials and cabinet ministers hostile to Jewish immigration persuaded the Prime Minister not to intervene on June 9.[9]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_St._Louis

"When word reached Prime Minister Mackenzie King of the plight of the S.S. St. Louis, he was in Washington, accompanying the British King and Queen on their American tour. He responded to the plight of the cruise ship saying that he was, "emphatically opposed to the admission of the St. Louis' passengers". Immigration Minister Frederick Blair stated that these refugees did not qualify under immigration laws, and in any case Canada had already done too much for the Jews, "...if these Jews were to find a home (in Canada) they would likely be followed by other shiploads. No country could open its doors wide enough to take in the hundreds of thousands of Jewish people who want to leave Europe: the line must be drawn somewhere"."

http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/iii/36/sidebar.html

1156 days ago
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artie help    

i was at the mitvah, it was a GAS and FLO got 500k, fact, ty and an obamacare waiver thrown in ,

1156 days ago
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Elle0375 56 minutes ago

Jeff about an hour ago
"yes, there are Jews in Canada"

Really? Really? Can we mention that Canada not only has Jews, but was a safe haven for them during the second world war, where we never refused entry to them...Unlike other nations, that we need not name here.


Bang on buddy!!! Canada has been the most tolerant country, we even helped the slaves held captive the US run for their freedom too!!! Canada is the ****!
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@Elle0375:

Today and for many years now, Canada is and has been a very tolerant, open-minded and accommodating society to immigrants.

But that was not the case during World War II nor in the 1950's to Jews. During World War II, Canada did not accept any Jewish refugees from Europe. Even in the 1950's, there were quotas on how many Jews were admitted to Canadian Universities, many cities such as Toronto and Montreal had areas where Jews were simply not allowed to buy homes, and many golf clubs and social clubs did not accept Jews as members. Jewish doctors were not allowed to practice Medicine in non-Jewish hospitals so the Jews of Montreal and Toronto built their own hospitals and most large corporations like Bell Canada refused to hire any Jews even until the late 1950's.

You would be better off researching the issue a little before accepting someone else's comments as true. Jeff's comments about Canada never refusing entry to Jewish immigrants is totally false. Read up on the MS St. Louis and Canada's PM Mackenzie King during the 1930's and World War 2.

Canada used to be a very prejudiced country. The Chinese immigrants who mostly built the cross Canadian railroad in the beginning of the 20th century had to pay a head-tax that European immigrants didn't have to pay. The Canadian PM Stephen Harper apologized to the Chinese Canadian community just a few years ago over this issue of prejudice.

Canada used to force its aboriginal (native) people to move hundreds of miles from their families to attend Catholic-run schools where they were often stripped of their native language and culture. PM Stephen Harper's government also apologized to Canada's Native people over this issue.

Canada is a great democracy today but it's past was tarnished with prejudice and racism just like the United States' and most other countries.

1156 days ago
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Aimee    

Montreal has the second largest Jewish population in the world next to NYC. Do your freaking homework, Harvey. I happened to be married to one of those Montreal Jews and I'm a genealogist....maybe you should read up on some Canadian history.

1156 days ago
21.

Rotten Puppets    

And the winner for best musical act at a Bar Mitzvah.....

...Flo Rida

1156 days ago
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PRO US    

Abbe 4 minutes ago

Montreal has the second largest Jewish population in the world next to NYC. Do your freaking homework, Harvey. I happened to be married to one of those Montreal Jews and I'm a genealogist....maybe you should read up on some Canadian history.
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@Abbe:

Maybe you should do your homework, Abbe. Montreal has the 20th largest Jewish population by city in the world, not the 2nd largest. There are at least 7 US cities and Toronto with larger Jewish populations than Montreal. You may be a genealogist, but you are ignorant on this issue. Ironic that you tell Harvey to do his homework, yet you didn't do yours.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_population_by_cities_and_city_areas

1156 days ago
23.

Sonia    

TMZ's "writters" are so ignorant at times...I have no words to describe how stupid some of your posts are.

1156 days ago
24.

saywhat?    

I am glad this was a success!! Cultures blending!

1156 days ago
25.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Havah Nagilah, ey biatch?!?

1155 days ago
26.

CarolynAB    

Well, of course there are Jews in Canada, from writer Mordechai Richler to singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen and even rap sensation, Drake.

1155 days ago
27.

debra    

by percentage, there are twice as many jews in america than canada. alternatively, america has the most jews, israel the 2nd, and then canada.

1155 days ago
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Cig    

"Montreal has the second largest Jewish population in the world next to NYC. Do your freaking homework, Harvey. I happened to be married to one of those Montreal Jews and I'm a genealogist....maybe you should read up on some Canadian history."

LMAO, "2nd largest Jewish population?" Not Los Angeles or South Florida? And I'm being nice enough to exclude Israel for you. I like how you have the gall to call yoursel*****enealogist, as if it helped your credibility. Sorry but after growing up in Miami, I can safely say no Jew knows anything about Montreal, nor cares.

1155 days ago
29.

petey    

Yea you shouldn't tax the rich anymore. They're really suffering these days.

1155 days ago
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Cig 55 minutes ago

"Montreal has the second largest Jewish population in the world next to NYC. Do your freaking homework, Harvey. I happened to be married to one of those Montreal Jews and I'm a genealogist....maybe you should read up on some Canadian history."

LMAO, "2nd largest Jewish population?" Not Los Angeles or South Florida? And I'm being nice enough to exclude Israel for you. I like how you have the gall to call yoursel*****enealogist, as if it helped your credibility. Sorry but after growing up in Miami, I can safely say no Jew knows anything about Montreal, nor cares.
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@Cig:

You can safely say anything you want. It doesn't make it true. Saying no Jew knows anything nor cares about Montreal is like saying no Protestant knows anything or cares about Amsterdam or no Catholic knows anything or cares about Barcelona. It's just a stupidthing to say. If you don't know or care, that's your business. No one elected you to speak for other people. Keep your ignorant opinions to yourself, Cig, or you're just showing everyone how ignorant you are.

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